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The Daily Weird #5 (Brazilian clown in parliament)
Who's Afraid of Clowns? Not Brazilians.
Running as a clown, because he is one, Francisco Silva, also known as Grumpy the Clown campaigned his way into the new Brazillian congress. He ran on platforms such as, “It can't get any worse" and "What does a federal deputy do? Truly, I don't know; but vote for me and you'll find out."
The people, apparently tired of all the bull usually fed them during campaigns, responded to the honest campaigning of Grumpy by voting him in to a tune of more than twice the votes of the runner up. (Loser #1)
While the majority of citizens were happy with their choice, those who opposed having a real, live, honk-your-horn clown in parliament have protested. Grumpy the Clown is now being subjected to a series of literacy tests. In Brazil, unlike the United States, you have to be able to read and write if you are a member of congress. We should have thought of that.
According to Brazilian Judge, Walter de Almeida Guilherme, preliminary findings show that, the clown can “read and write”. The full results of the literacy test will be announced on Friday.
I, for one, hope he passes. Birthdays at the Parliament will be much more fun for Brazilians. I wonder if he owns a unicycle?