International Loon Watch: the Italian Edition

Sunday, May 3, 2009

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Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who has proclaimed himself the Jesus Christ of Italian politics, boasted on Friday that he is the world’s most popular leader.

The conservative premier — in his third term in office, said opinion poll findings in his possession showed his popularity at just over 75 percent, making him far more popular than U.S. President Barack Obama:

“The opinion polls I know say that he [Obama] is at 59 percent. Only Brazilian President Luiz Inacio tops 60 percent at 64 percent. So mine is a record high.”

On his way out of a concert hall, the 72-year Jesus Christ Berlusconi who has proclaimed himself Napoleon, except taller, was heckled by protesters who shouted “Go Away!”

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5 Responses to International Loon Watch: the Italian Edition

  1. libhomo says:

    He owns much of the media in Italy, so he can get “polls” that say anything he wants them to say. If I had his kind of media power, I could get polls saying that I’m the hottest top in the history of NYC.

  2. Harry says:

    Conservative men always seem to suffer from Napoleon complexes. I think it’s because they have micro penises.

  3. now he gets Chrysler – good luck

  4. Estacada says:

    Berlusconi is Bush’s amigo in Italy.

    I never understood how Berlusconi accepted Italy’s absence on the UN Security Council. I mean, WWII was 65 years ago — how long will the Italians be punished for Mussolini?

    Apparently, forever.

  5. Imagine if Rupert Murdoch were president. That’s Berlusconi, except Murdoch may be a hair better behaved. It will be a good day when Berlusconi finally leaves this moral coil.

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