The state fair commission voted Monday to ratify its decision to ban for life the clown in question who wore an Obama mask. The rodeo announcer and a second clown wearing a microphone asked whether the crowd wanted to see him get run down by a bull. [...]
But the state commission went further Monday, saying it will require that before the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association can take part in any future state fair, “they must provide evidence to the director of the Missouri State Fair that they have proof that all officials and subcontractors of the MRCA have successfully participated in sensitivity training.”
As we reported Tuesday, the president of the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association has also stepped down in the wake of this “scandal.” According to Mark Ficken’s attorney, the Boonville School District superintendent resigned his rodeo post “for the better part of valor,” but now his school district employer is considering taking action of its own — God only knows why:
The district announced Monday it will ask an outside investigator to determine whether Mr. Ficken was involved in any “inappropriate conduct” during Saturday’s bull riding event.
Ugh. C’mon, America.