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August 20, 2013

EDITORIALS: Back to school costs; Rodeo clown over-reaction

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Masks depicting presidents have been popular joke items at least since the days of Richard Nixon. Obama himself wore an Obama mask during the campaign in a 2007 appearance on “Saturday Night Live.”

The level of anger directed at a rodeo clown for an admittedly tasteless performance is ludicrous.

Congressman Steve Stockman, R-Texas, expressed the silliness of it all on Twitter.

“If you’re demanding a rodeo jester be thrown in the dungeons for mocking the king, don’t pretend you support a free country,” he wrote.

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