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A True Clown elected to Congress! (Not the U.S.)

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by pyrdek, Nov 11, 2010.

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  1. pyrdek

    pyrdek Well-Known Member

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    Here is proof that other countries may be ahead of the U.S. in
    their elections! Brazil elected "Grumpy, The Clown" to their
    Congress. Now he has to prove that he can read and write.

    I don't seem to recall any U.S. Constitution mandated requirement
    that someone has to be be able to read and write to be in
    Congress. A lot of the Congress Critters in Washington seem to
    prove that there is NOT a literacy, or even any intelligence at
    all, mandated as being required to be elected and serve in
    Congress!

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    SAO PAULO "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.

    Details of the test were not immediately available from the
    court's press office.

    Francisco Silva became famous as Tiririca ? "Grumpy" in
    Portuguese ? and received about 1.3 million votes, nearly twice
    as many as the next-highest vote-getter in last month's
    congressional elections.

    Full story at:Clown in Congress
     
  2. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    We made one President.

    HM
     
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