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From the “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up” File

Via TPMDC:  It Has Come To This: O’Donnell Family Straightens Out Father’s Bozo The Clown Career.

Bottom line:  apparently at some point in the past, Christine O’Donnell’s father was a part-time fill-in for Philadelphia’s official Bozo the Clown.  He was not, it turns about, an official, certified Bozo (and yes, there is such a thing).

First, when has Bozo the Clown ever been evoked in a political campaign and the reference was really Bozo, and not just someone calling one of the candidates a Bozo.

Second, really?

See also The Caucus:  Send In the Clowns — and the Truth Squad

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About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is Professor and Chair of Political Science at Troy University. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. He is the author of Voting Amid Violence: Electoral Democracy in Colombia and is currently working on a comparative study of the US to 29 other democracies. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging at PoliBlog since 2003. Follow Steven on Twitter

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  4. John Burgess says:

    Willard Scott was my Bozo, on WRC in DC. He went on to become a noted weatherman and now, I think, still offers centenarian birthday greetings for The Today Show.

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