When you first saw that headline I know you were mentally running through a list of names in your head. I know I was but it turns out it wasn't one of our hired hands that botched his first attempt at legislation, it was a guy from Brazil. A Clown, really a true to life clown. I mean that was the guys job before he got elected. I am guessing this strategy would fly in our country too, because people have shown time and time again that voting for clowns is not a real issue. Just take a look at some of the people we have sent to Washington and Baton Rouge!

Francisco Everardo Oliveira Silva, better known by his clown name Tiririca, had pledged to back the government's austerity proposal for a new national minimum wage in a crucial vote on Wednesday night.When the time came, however, Tiririca pressed the wrong button on the computerized system and accidentally voted for an opposition proposal for a much bigger increase in the wage than the government wants, according to Brazilian media who spoke to his office.

Why can't we keep things simple, just appoint clowns not elect them. It worked for years here in Louisiana!

(via Clown congressman messes up first vote - Yahoo! News.)