Tuesday, April 15, 2008


How amazing that Berlusconi is the only post-war Italian Prime Minister to have survived a 5 year term and that he's managed to get back in again after, having been written off by many after his last defeat. Just shows that there's something to be said for botox, and billions, and media control. My favourite story about him (forgive me if you've already heard it) is when he was introducing the new Forza Italia representative in Sicily. He was extolling the virtues of the man and then said, "But let me tell you something...he's really got his hands in the pasta." There was a sudden hush in the crowded audience as this is a phrase with mafioso connotations in Italian. Berlusconi went on, "...he's a gynecologist!" Tony Blair must be wondering today whether he too could come back. Let's hope not!


Blogger kinglear said...

Berlusconi is the Boris of Italy.
He says what he thinks unafraid, and quite happily apologises if he has to.
His two more recent quotes I really liked.
" You should come to Italy to set up business. We have the nest looking secretaries of anywhere in the world"
" Of course the left love the poor. Everytime they get into power they make many more of them"

9:10 am  
Blogger Ellee Seymour said...

I don't Italians like goody goody politicans. Do you remember the nude models who stood as politicians? They seem to treat politics as a joke.

9:30 pm  
Blogger Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Can't believe they went and elected him again - and they are all happy about it!!

11:14 pm  

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