Brazil Elects a Clown — Literally — to Congress
Brazilian clown Tiririca didn’t even pretend to run a serious campaign, and he was rewarded with more than 1.3 million votes and a job in government. Tiririca, who started his professional life at age 8 in a circus, will serve as the federal deputy for Sao Paulo, although he may be asked to take a literacy test.
Clearly this bodes well for the tea party. — PZS
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But the main sensation of the election campaign was Tiririca, who ran humorous campaign adverts on YouTube that attracted millions of hits.
“What does a federal deputy do? Truly, I don’t know. But vote for me and I will find out for you,” was one of his messages.
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