Tuesday, January 29, 2013

And he'll somehow survive

We often complain in this country -- with justification -- that no matter what stupid stuff a Republican says they'll get away with it.

Well, if you also own the media directly, like Silvio Berlusconi, it is exponentially worse...not only can you be a crook and a philanderer, you can survive even this:

Italy’s gaffe-prone former premier Silvio Berlusconi sparked outrage Sunday with remarks praising wartime dictator Benito Mussolini despite Il Duce’s persecution of Jews and allowing thousands to be deported to Auschwitz.

“The racial laws were the worst mistake of a leader, Mussolini, who however did good things in so many other areas,” Berlusconi, who is angling for a return to politics in elections next month, said on the sidelines of a ceremony marking Holocaust Remembrance Day in Milan.
Mussolini, of course, after some initial resistance eventually allow the deportation of around 7,500 Italian Jews to the death camps.

Sure he wasn't worse than Hitler, he just chose to ally himself with him.

Sort of like saying, other than a few crimes and getting other people to murder for him, Charles Manson is rather entertaining.


Montag said...

Why am I not surprised that Berlusconi would find common cause with the fascisti?

Silvio Berlusconi said...

Say what you will, Mussolini made the trains run on time.

Verline said...

Well, sure. Like, except for September 11, GW kept us all safe from terrorists. I mean, let's not bicker and argue over who killed who...

pansypoo said...

i hope my italian epal is right that he won't win.

Dana said...

Don't worry, signing Mario Ballotelli for AC Milan, after swearing he wouldn't, and watching Ballotelli act like a fool the next few months will sink Berlusconi, who owns the club.