Just read this today. Yeah, Tiririca is apparently doing a good job. He says he's under a lot of pressure because if something goes wrong, the media will jump at him and say something like, "look, the clown is ruining politics" and stuff.
Also, for those who don't know, we have a nice tradition of putting celebrities in positions of power, and they usually do their job very well, weird as it sounds. Once we elected a famous stylist and hairdresser, Clodovil Hernandes, just because people thought his gayish pose was funny (he is dead now, incidently. Had millions of dollars, a very very VERY nice mansion, and apparently had hired a personal pianist). More recently we also elected a retired soccer player called Romário, and from the many interviews he's done I can say he is a good politician, having denounced some corruption schemes involving the Pan-American games in 2007 and the world cup and the olympics.
I think I got that - so it could be translated "I'm not just being a politician – I'm a political person." Right?
Interesting stuff, anyway!
Actually is the other way around - he doesn't identify with being a political person, he's just doing politics at the moment.
Is their effectiveness as political figures perhaps tied to the fact that they had sufficient (unrelated) wealth and influence prior to running for office that they are less concerned about satisfying the interests that often influence politicians with their financial support?
I think it's the opposite of that - except Clodovil, they were very poor at some point in life, which means they actually feel empathy for the poor and are inclined to ameliorate their situation. Thus Tiririca is working in the interest of clowns who can't even put their kids in school, for example.
Oh, I forgot to mention - we also elected a brazillian funk singer to congress or parliament, I think. Brazillian funk being - well, imagine a whole genre of music with lyrics as unimaginative as that Nicki Minaj song. Her nickname is "Mulher Melancia" - Watermelon Woman, so named due to the shape of her ass.