Brazil: Tiririca would rather be an honest clown than a crooked politician

The clown and politician who as been in the Chamber of Deputies since 2010 is calling it quits,

A professional clown in Brazil who ran for congress and won by a huge margin says he will not stand again in 2018.

Francisco Everardo Oliveira Silva, better known as Tiririca, is coming to the end of his second term in the Chamber of Deputies.

He complained that he was one of only eight out of more than 500 lawmakers who regularly turned up to sessions.

Tiririca said he was “ashamed” of his colleagues’ behaviour and would return to being a full-time clown.

Tiririca’s stage name means Grumpy. His 2010 campaign slogan was “It can’t get any worse.”

He would get my vote.

Cross-posted at Fausta’s Blog.

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Fausta Wertz was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She’s a graduate of the University of Georgia and has an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She blogs at Fausta’s blog on American and Latin American politics, news, current events and culture.