International Loon Watch: the Italian Edition

Sunday, May 3, 2009


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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