Skip to comments.Clown [Tiririca] reaches Brazil's Congress with highest vote
Posted on 10/04/2010 10:09:05 AM PDT by mgstarr
The controversial comedian Francisco Everardo Oliveira Silva, also known as "Clown Tiririca, was elected Sunday to Congress in Brazil with over 1.3 million votes. Detractors complain that the funnyman is illiterate.
According to the latest data from the Brazilian Superior Electoral Tribunal (TSE), "Tiririca" was elected as Federal Deputy (Member of the Brazilian Parliament) with the first national majority obtaining 6.35% of the votes in the State of Sao Paulo with more than 1.35 million preferences. Second largest majority at the national level was achieved by the former governor of Rio de Janeiro Anthony Garotinho, who received more than 690,000 votes. Clown Tiririca campaigned on the slogan
"Vote Tiririca, It cant get any worse!
He also appealed to voters by acknowledging being ignorant about politics and the role of politicians:
Do you know what a Federal Deputy does? I dont, but Ill find out and let you know.
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I'd take him over most anyone with a (D) after their name. Sadly a few with the letter (R) after theirs as well.
Minnestoa sent a clown to the US Senate.
An assclown, not a clown.
Could be worse. The ancient Romans had a horse in the Senate and we have Joe Biden as veep.
Yes. I stand corrected.