MSNBC meltdown alert raised to DEFCON 1.

Via Politico:

The controversial Missouri State Fair rodeo clown who gained national attention for wearing a mask of President Barack Obama during an appearance may also soon have the title of his town’s “Person of the Year” to add to his name.

Tuffy Gessling, the rodeo clown who wore the mask at the state fair that earned him a lifetime ban, is the front-runner in the Time-like contest in Sedalia, Mo., with more than half the votes cast so far, according to local reports.

The idea for the contest in Sedalia, whose population is just more than 21,000, was hatched by radio host Rob Edwards who said he hasn’t spoken to Gessling about the standings but noted the rodeo clown has shared the contest on his Facebook page.