A clown who won a seat in Brazil's Congress by a landslide has stayed true to his former profession by accidentally messing up his first vote.[Previous TGIS]
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.
18 February 2011
TGIS: Thank God It's Schadenfreude! (308)
This week's joy in the misfortune of others comes courtesy of Reuters (from Thursday, February 17; link good at time of posting):