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Illiterate Clown Gets Elected To Congress

...in Brazil. And when I say "illiterate clown", I'm not insulting the guy -- he's really an illiterate clown:
Brazil has spoken, and it is sending an illiterate clown to Congress. Francisco Everardo Oliveira Silva, known as Tiririca, got more than twice as many votes as his nearest competitor. "Illiterate clown" is not meant as a pejorative: Tiririca is a professional clown who cannot read.

When news emerged that Tiririca cannot read, his campaign somehow survived. His campaign slogan was "It Can't Get Any Worse", and the public went for it: Tiririca's only campaign promise was to tell the public what congressional representatives actually did on a day-to-day basis.
I would not be surprised if we see this type of campaign/candidate in America in the not-so-distant future...

Head nod: Fury