August 13, 2013 6:29 PM

Rodeo fans and conservatives defend skit mocking Obama

But the passionate support did not overcome the lingering anger over the Saturday skit at the Missouri State Fair. The president of the group that organized the rodeo — Mark Ficken — resigned Tuesday, blaming the group’s failure to sanction the clown for his behavior. It marked a third straight day of heated disagreement over the implications of the rodeo stunt.

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