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PostSubject: Send In the Clown   Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:43 pm

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SAO PAULO (Reuters) Voters the world over complain about having clowns for politicians, but Brazilians embraced the idea on Sunday by sending a real one to Congress with more votes than any other candidate.

Francisco Everardo Oliveira Silva, better known by his clown name Tiririca, received more than 1.3 million votes in Sao Paulo state in Brazil's presidential and congressional elections. That was more than double the votes of the second-placed candidate in Brazil's most populous state.

Tiririca caught the attention of disillusioned voters by asking for their support with the humorous slogan: "It can't get any worse" and a promise to do nothing more in Congress than report back to them on how politicians spend their time.

"What does a congressman do? The truth is I don't know, but vote for me and I'll tell you," the 45-year-old said.

The clown, whose stage name means "grumpy," usually appears in public wearing a blond wig, a red hat and a garish outfit. He survived a last-minute attempt by public prosecutors to bar him from running because of evidence that he is illiterate.
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PostSubject: Re: Send In the Clown   Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:46 pm

Here in SA, we have an entire government full of clowns. Trouble is they take themselves seriously.
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PostSubject: Re: Send In the Clown   Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:56 pm

Muddler wrote:
Here in SA, we have an entire government full of clowns. Trouble is they take themselves seriously.
Hear hear clown clown clown
I worked closely with the ringleaders Cool up until our latest one jocolor
Glad I don't have to babysit them anymore.
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PostSubject: Re: Send In the Clown   Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:27 pm

bluedigital wrote:
Muddler wrote:
Here in SA, we have an entire government full of clowns. Trouble is they take themselves seriously.
Hear hear clown clown clown
I worked closely with the ringleaders Cool up until our latest one jocolor
Glad I don't have to babysit them anymore.

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PostSubject: Re: Send In the Clown   Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:54 pm

I'd vote for a literal clown instead of the figurative ones we've got running our government.

-Andrew
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