Gov­ern­ing is just a cir­cus

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - World -

A clown elected twice to Brazil’s Congress un­der the slo­gan “It can’t get any worse” says he is too em­bar­rassed by his fel­low politi­cians to run again.

Francisco Ever­ardo Oliveira Silva, known as ‘Tirir­ica’ mean­ing ‘grumpy’, yes­ter­day said he was ashamed of his col­leagues, more than half of whom are un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion for cor­rup­tion, and won’t run again in 2018.

“I am em­bar­rassed,” the clown said in an eight-minute rant to Brazil’s lower house, be­fore an­nounc­ing he would re­turn to full-time cir­cus work.

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