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3:38 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Gov. Nixon Weighs In On State Fair Rodeo Clown

Gov. Jay Nixon says he is heartened by the response of both Republicans and Democrats to the controversial rodeo clown act this weekend at the Missouri State Fair.

Nixon condemned a rodeo clown who impersonated President Obama, while an announcer asked the crowd if they wanted to see Obama get run down by a bull.

Speaking in Cape Girardeau, Nixon said the performance did not reflect the values of Missourians or the state fair.

“We’re going to have the Office of Administration look at all of the contracts around this and what not. They’ll review what other steps might be taken to make sure that not only something like this doesn’t happen, but to look at those contracts to see if there is anything within those contracts that could specifically hold them accountable for these actions,” said Nixon.

Republican Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder was critical of the act on Twitter, where he wrote, “We are better than this.”