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Clown [Tiririca] reaches Brazil's Congress with highest vote
Digital Journal ^ | 10/4/10 | Igor Solar

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 can’t 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 don’t, but I’ll find out and let you know.”

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: brazil; clown; congress; highest; vote

I'd take him over most anyone with a (D) after their name. Sadly a few with the letter (R) after theirs as well.

1 posted on 10/04/2010 10:09:08 AM PDT by mgstarr
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To: mgstarr

Minnestoa sent a clown to the US Senate.

2 posted on 10/04/2010 10:21:47 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: SC_Pete

An assclown, not a clown.

3 posted on 10/04/2010 11:13:59 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: mgstarr

Could be worse. The ancient Romans had a horse in the Senate and we have Joe Biden as veep.

4 posted on 10/04/2010 12:07:24 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Yes. I stand corrected.

5 posted on 10/04/2010 12:51:43 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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