I don’t owe my family any apology, says defiant Silvio Berlusconi
The Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, insisted yesterday that he had nothing to apologise for despite facing criticism from his daughter this week over his relationships with teenage girls and prostitutes.
Despite being mired in a sex scandal that has dogged his leadership for months, Mr Berlusconi said the lurid stories and claims that the relationships left him open to blackmail were being spread by “anti-Italians who should be ashamed of themselves”.
Yesterday Mr Berlusconi appeared to make light of accusations of chauvinism, fuelled by his sexist jokes and preference for pretty young women for political posts, such as the former topless model Mara Carfagna as his Equality Minister. “The foreign press has written that I hate women,” he said. “If there is one thing I adore, it is women. That is well known.” [Source]
Sweet Jesus, the man is so unreal that he should be the alter ego of a politically incorrect comedian.
The man talks of “anti-Italians” – the injustice and humiliation that he is bestowing on not only his family, but the nation is perhaps the most anti-Italian act in years.
He adores women? Look to your wife and children, Silvio, look to them and think long and hard before you heap more dishonor upon their female heads.