Berlusconi, who has an endless paper trail about his alleged affairs with hookers, didn’t have the best meeting with Barack and Michelle at the G20 last week week. Rather than hugging him, like she did many other leaders and his outstretched arms invited, the American First Lady gave him a cordial handshake. Perhaps because, after last year’s election, Berlusconi cracked about Obama’s race, “[He’s] young, handsome, and even has a good tan.” Note the look at the President’s face in this picture. He’s not impressed.
Flying home to Italy after the G20 meeting, Berlusconi again brought out the t-word when he told supporters about his presidential encounter:
What’s his name? Some tanned guy. Ah, Barack Obama… You won’t believe it, but the two of them sunbathe together, because the wife is also tanned.
Now, we can understand him going after Obama. Well, we can’t, but in theory we can imagine a billionaire scoundrel who suppresses public opinion in his newspapers taking a cheap shot at a wildly popular politician. But taking on Michelle Obama, who’s just cute as pie and only sometimes gets into the political fray? That’s inexcusable.
Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi is suing a left-wing newspaper in Italy, along with papers in France and Spain, and he’s looking into a couple in Britain. Why? Because they keep asking him slanderous questions about his ridiculous private life!
He is specifically pissed at La Repubblica, a left-wing Italian paper that has published 10 questions they demand Berlusconi answer, over and over again. They are about his 18-year-old mistress (the model who calls him “daddy”), and also about other hilarious things he has done:
La Repubblica has frequently re-published its 10 questions for Berlusconi, which demand him to reveal how he met Letizia and where, why he has contradicted himself repeatedly and whether he has frequented other minors.
But the questions also asked him to justify selecting numerous showgirls as candidates for his conservative People of Freedom party, and asked if he was really unaware that 42-year-old escort Patrizia D’Addario who says she slept with him last November and dozens of others he allegedly entertained were prostitutes.
He is also mad at a French newspaper for talking about a tape involving more of his sexual exploits.
Silvio, we know the libel laws are way less friendly here in the US than they are in most of western Europe, but still: you are a corrupt amoral whoremonger with a thing for jailbait! You, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, pay for sex with prostitutes when you are not sleeping with minors!