I was quite taken with Mary Ann Lewis’ suggestion that the circus clowns laid off by the closure of Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus could take the places of the clowns we already have in Congress (letter May 27).
But let’s not forget the lion tamers and all the others! Think of the Roman riders, who are accustomed to galloping around in circles! The aerialists, who are accustomed to walking tightropes and doing double back flips! The knife throwers, who never hit the person they are throwing knives at! The ringmaster!
All these and others are skills are directly transferable to Congress. The calliope could be used to good advantage as well, although I am at a loss to imagine a good role for the man shot out of the cannon.
Alan D. Barbour, Fresno