Rodeo clown Tuffy Gessling was banned for life from the Missouri State Fair rodeo after he wore an Obama mask and taunted bulls at the state rodeo.
But Tuffy still has a committed fan base.
Tuffy the Rodeo Clown, who mocked Barack Obama at the Missouri State Fair, is running away with the “Person of the Year” award in Sedalia, Missouri.
CBS Local reported:
Inspired by Time Magazine’s well-known list, Sedalia, Missouri now has its own Person of the Year Award and the 2013 competition isn’t even close.
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There are seven nominees but the man who brought national attention to the Missouri State Fair this summer is running away with more than half of the votes.
Tuffy Gessling, better known as Tuffy the Clown, is a rodeo clown who wore a mask of President Obama at the fair, asking those in the crowd if they wanted to see the president gored by a bull.
The Sedalia Person of the Year is the idea of KIX 105.7 disc jockey Rob Edwards. Edwards says Person of the Year titles are not necessarily about the nice guys, they belong to those who had the biggest impact and Tuffy fit the bill.
Go Tuffy, Go!