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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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


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  2. 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.