Elections Likened To Circus? Clown Takes Offense

The midterm elections have been compared to a circus, which has caused some offense. Keith Nelson of New York's Bindlestiff Family Cirkus told AOL News, "You'll find that circuses are one of the most efficient and well-run industries in America." Nelson, who is best known as Kinko the Clown, added: "Before you call anyone in Washington a clown, consider that clowns make people happy."

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The midterm elections have caused some to compare them to a circus, which in turn has caused some offense. As Keith Nelson of New York's Bindlestiff Family Cirkus told AOL News, you'll find that circuses are one of the most efficient and well-run industries in America. Nelson, who's best known as Kinko the Clown, added: Before you call anyone in Washington a clown, consider that clowns make people happy.

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