For those of you who, like me, were appalled and embarrassed by the shameful performance of “comedian” Steven Colbert before congress, what I am about to report may help (a little).
Being out of Brazil, I am dependent on outside sources for news of what is happening there. Thus, I am grateful to RioGringa for calling my attention to this, one of the more popular candidates in Brazil’s upcoming parliamentary elections:

This is Tiririca, and he has been a popular entertainer in Brazil for as long as I can remember. And it appears that he might be adding “Federal Representative” to his resume. In case your Portuguese is a little rusty, here are some of his campaign slogans:
“I want to be a Federal Representative to help the needy…including my family.”
“What does a Federal Representative do? In reality, I don’t know. But vote for me, and I’ll tell you.”
“Vote for Tiririca. It can’t be worse than it already is!”

Talk back to the missionary:
So, would you vote for this guy? Why or why not? Give us your opinion in the comments section.
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