Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Berlusconi the burlesque

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is at it again.

Less than a year after he created a hubbub by calling President Barack Obama tan, he went back to the well this weekend. Back from the G20 summit in Pittsburgh, Berlusconi told Italians at a rally Sunday night:
I have to bring you some greetings, greetings from a man, what is his name, what is his name -- just a minute it was someone with a tan -- Barack Obama.
He also brought the First Lady into the gag, saying the Obamas "went together to the beach to get a tan because even his wife is suntanned."

So one of two things must be going on. Either Berlusconi is a racist who doesn't learn from his mistakes, or he's an idiot who doesn't realize Obama is black.

I kind of hope it's the latter, since calling someone "tan" is perhaps the greatest compliment Berlusconi can pay someone.

In any event, Berlusconi now has his own NaturalBlog tag, which is bragable.



Blogger Lucie said...

He would be a real hit on the Tea Party circuit.

September 29, 2009  

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