I have to admit that while reading this Mark Leibovich profile of Christine O'Donnell, the news that her father had once worked as Bozo the Clown gave me pause, and I wondered, just for an instant, if she might be exaggerating--inflating his credentials, so to speak. Turns out other people did too, and pressed Leibovich to back up the claim. Well, he did. Point for O'Donnell.
"I'm exploiting the maximum of what you can ask a piece of metal to do."