Illiterate Clown denied seat

Unfortunately not here in Auckland where a drunk, illiterate clown should be denied a seat on the Super City Council at the ballot box, but in Brazil.

A former clown who is expected to win a seat in Brazil’s congress when the country goes to the polls on Sunday will be prevented from taking office until he passes a test proving that he can read and write, a judge in Sao Paulo has ruled.

Francisco Silva, a circus performer turned TV comedian who is better known by his stage name “Tiririca” – the colloquial Portuguese word for “grumpy” – is accused of being among the one in 10 of his countrymen who are virtually illiterate.

The allegation could prevent him sitting in congress, even though polls suggest that he will win more votes than any other candidate, since (for mostly practical reasons) the Brazilian constitution requires all of the nation’s politicians to be able to read.

Ahhh the problems of clowns standing for office, it seems it is world wide.

Let’s hope that the good voters of Albany Ward vote for Slater to rid themselves of the Clown of Campbells Bay.

Vote Slater - Albany - Auckland - Keeping the Buggers Honest

Vote Slater - Albany - Auckland - Keeping the Buggers Honest