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BRAZILIAN CLOWN’S POLL WIN THREATENED BY ILLITERACY CLAIMtir01

Associated Press (October 2006)

By subjecting Francisco Oliveira to a literacy exam, Brazil’s National Congress only enriched the metaphor. Then, instead of a clown in congress, they had a semiliterate clown in congress[1]. For a medley of ads from Oliveira’s electoral campaign, go to:

watch?v=HK4p35wYgXI

tir03For news stories reporting his victory, please see:

For a more recent interview, please see:

 

Footnote:

[1] No source that I can find online can tell me whether Oliveira has become the first professional clown to hold legislative duties.

 

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