Illiterate Clown Elected to Brazilian Congress

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We're not being mean. An illiterate clown and comedian named Tiririca (translation: "Nut Sedge") really was elected to Congress in Brazil on Sunday. Running on the slogan "It can't get any worse," he received more than double the votes of any other candidate and promises to report to Brazilians how congressmen spend their time, which from now on will consist mostly of fits of uproarious laughter. [MSNBC]