Friday, November 12, 2010

Brazil Concerned About Clown Elected To Congress

Sometimes the news just writes itself.

Sao Paulo's Grumpy The Clown won election handily to the country's congress, getting more votes than any other candidate.

Only now his election is being questioned on the grounds he may be illiterate.

Francisco Silva, AKA Tiririca — "Grumpy" in Portuguese — received about 1.3 million votes, nearly twice as many as the next-highest vote-getter in last month's congressional race.

His campaign videos were classics and drew millions of hits on on the Internet, with slogans like "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."

Naturally, he won big. People always like honesty.

But then Judge Aloisio Silveira ruled that there were discrepancies between the handwriting on Silva's application to run for Congress, on the affidavit in which he affirms he can read and write and in autographs he gave to fans.

So Grumpy was forced to undergo a test.

Afterwards, the president of the electoral court, Judge Walter de Almeida Guilherme, told reporters that Silva "read and wrote" during the test, but refused to give out any more details. There will probably be a final ruling shortly on whether Grumpy goes to Congress.

I fail to see what the problem is, amigos. Trust me, we've been dealing with illiterate clowns in our Congress for years, and Grumpy sounds a lot better than most of them. You should seat him.

By the way, if Alvin Greene is still reading these pages, take note. There may be an entirely new career path for you opening up in Brazil.

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1 comment:

louielouie said...

wow, brazil has an electoral court?
we should be so lucky.........