No, really, it can happen!. It can't happen here, but it can happen. Let me just give you one reason to read the story: "traffic mimes".
Antanas Mockus is the former mayor of Bogota, and maybe future President of Columbia. His career would have been over before it started here, of course: The media would have endlessly aired footage, carefully stripped of all context that might explain his motivation, of him mooning that audience, and he'd have never been heard from again. (What's that? No. What would make you think I'm bitter about the media sabotaging Howard Dean and paving the way for Shrub's second term.)