Most Ill-suited Politicians


11 Monday 11th October 2010
Ever thought about being a politician? Probably not the best idea: you'd have to wear suits and ties (and not the ties Franz Ferdinand look-a-likes wear), be diplomatic, stop swearing and lie as much as you can (I know, you're probably really good at it). It simply seems that mostly, politics is no fun. Well, yeah. Mostly. Some people chose to do politics even though they have absolutely no qualifications, can't read or write and are comedians. Here's our favourite inapropriate people (or, let's say, living organisms) in politics.
Most recently, Francesco Oliveira Silva won congressional election in Brazil. Nothing special, except from the small fact that he's actually a clown and is suspected to be illiterate. Yep, a Brazilian clown who cannot read and write will be a member of congres. His slogans included “It can't get any worse” and “What does a federal deputy do? I have no idea, but vote for me and I'll let you know”. The people who voted for him seem to really want to know what exactly a federal deputy does.
Jon Gnarr from Iceland created his Best Party a year ago. His main slogans included 'Free towels at public swimming pools' and 'drug-free Parliament by 2020'. In most countries that would amount to a cool joke and nothing else but it seems that Iceland is not just Bjork, bankrupt and tons of volcanic ash that paralyses Europe, it also has a great sense of humour. Jon actually won. He must be pretty pissed – after the election he had to quit being a comiedian and start ruling the country. To be honest, I think it's not that different.
You know that in America everything is possible, right? Guess who was a mayor of Sunol, California for 10 years. Ronald McDonald? Another clown or a comedian? Nope. It was actually a black Labrador-Rottweiler named Bosco. Don't ask me how it happened and how it was working for a decade.

However, USA is not the only country where weird things happen. In 1989 in Australia a party called The Sun Ripened Warm Tomato Party got 1,17 percent in the elections. Unfortunately, so far, we cannot find any data about their programme or slogans. Such a pity.



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  • Guest: baytreecookware
    Wed 20 - Oct - 2010, 16:30
    Amusing, but how badly written? Also, Jon Gnarr is the Mayor of Reykjavik - he does not rule the whole of Iceland. How can you know about his campaign while missing that massive detail? Google anyone?