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):
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.

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.
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