Last Sunday Brazilians got to exercise their right as citizens and vote. Besides president, senator etc, we had to elect federal deputies for every state. Surprisingly (or not...) in São Paulo, the chosen deputy-most voted deputy in the entire country-was a clown. Not calling names or anything, the guy is a real clown. "Tiririca", as he's called, is quite famous in Brazil and started his career long ago as a singing clown. His first released song, "Florentina", became a hit, played on most national radio stations. Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIDyetR65JE. You are probably wondering whyit got big, since it's bad. We Brazilians know it's bad too, but we seem to have this fixation for bad, annoying stuff. Maybe that's why Tiririca was elected after all.
So, clown guy got more than one million votes, guaranteeing a seat at the parliament. Today, barely two days after elections, came the shocking news: Tiririca might not be eligible for the deputy position under allegations of being illiterate.
Let's see how it's going to turn out. He could actually be a good politician despite the fact he wouldn't be able to write a law project nor read any for a start. The clown drama is to be continued.
(Picture: slogan from his campaign, "Vote Tiririca, it can't get worse than it already is")