SEDALIA, Missouri (KSDK) -- The Missouri State Fair Commission is apologizing for the actions of a rodeo clown who donned a Barack Obama mask during a performance at the fair in Sedalia.
Governor Jay Nixon, Lt. Governor Peter Kinder and U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill also weighed in with harsh criticism of the performance, during which the rodeo announcer asked the spectators if they wanted to see the president run down by a bull.
Fair-goer Perry Beam of Higginsville, Missouri attended and snapped photos of the incident, which have spread rapidly via political blogs statewide.
Beam claims the announcer "whipped the audience into a lather" by repeatedly asking attendees if they wanted to see "Obama run down by a bull." Beam says another clown ran up and "started bobbling the lips on the mask and the people went crazy."