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Letter: Thank you, Bozo

To the Editor:

It was sad to hear Bozo the Clown had passed away. He was an icon for generations of Americans. For one hour a day, he created smiles and laughter for children, parents and everyone in between.

If you were lucky enough to attend a live broadcast of the show and be chosen to play the Bozo Buckets, it did not matter what your race, creed or color of your skin happened to be and it did not matter if you won or how far you got. If you participated, you were an automatic winner, and everyone in the audience also won just to have a smile on their face and laugh with the person seated next to them.

Bozo was a true ambassador of equality to the world. I’m convinced that if he ever ran for president, he easily would win the popular vote!

Then it struck me ... we already have a clown in that office, but this one is not an ambassador of good will or good intentions, he is rather like the clown in the horror film “IT,” who feeds on fear, wallows in hate and promises to destroy you if you don’t submit to his will.

He instructs his toadies to defend him at all cost, even to the loss of their soul. What is a toady, you wonder?

It’s a “servile parasite,” a fawning flatterer referring to the assistant of a charlatan who ate a toad believed to be poison to enable his master to display his skill in expelling the poison.

Not only have they eaten the toad, but they have mainlined the venom. It’s time to expose the charlatan and retire it, starting with his toadies.

Participate; vote. So thank you, Bozo, your career lasted much longer than it will ... and, by the way, do clowns keep tax records? Just asking.

Chris O'Dea

Harvard

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