The current wave of creepy clowns has even struck Alabama. Actually, a case can be made for the whole legislature being clowns in training.
Hopefully, things will be different in the future.
I wonder if barbecue and football is our equivalent of bread and circuses. We're in a pretty pass right now.
We once had a good governor; but he was before my time: Big Jim Folsom. Unfortunately, he had three big problems: "Too much whiskey, too many women, too few honest friends," as an historian put it.