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Democracy is a joke: Illiterate clown elected to Congress

November 15, 2010

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Grumpy the clown won election in a laugher, getting more votes than any other candidate for Brazil’s Congress. Now he has to prove that he can read and write.

The Sao Paulo Electoral Court held a closed-door exam for the clown turned congressman-elect on Thursday to determine if he meets a constitutional mandate that federal lawmakers be literate.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/11/AR2010111102903.html

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