Off to a good start April 18, 2008Posted by dorigo in news, politics.
Our premier in pectore Silvio Berlusconi is known for his sense of humor, which he is usually careful to apply in the least opportune moments. As the day of his new government nears, I am trying to get accustomed to the idea of having to deal with one embarassment after another. But the man is also used to be fast, and in fact he already created a case today, weeks before he becomes a prime minister.
Vladimir Putin is visiting him in his luxurious villa in Sardinia, and a few journalists are interviewing them. A russian lady speaks to Putin, asking him about his new relationship with an ex-model. Putin does not like the question and is embarassed. Berlusconi, to help his friend in trouble, finds nothing better than pointing a fake khalasnikov to the reporter, mimicking an execution. Not particularly hilarious, but also not harmful – if it weren’t for the fact that she would not be the first journalist to die a untimely death by gun blows in today’s Russia.
What to say… Off to a good start.