I don’t believe it. After all of the scandals, the forced resignation, the criminal convictions, the refusal of a presidential pardon, the squeezing out of his cronies and the global embarrassment he precipitated upon his country, Berlusconi is trying to make a comeback.
Dude, you’re 80, and your multiple face lifts make you look like a wax figure left a little too long next to the fireplace. Clean up, go home, I hear it’s a rather nice one in fact.
But when has it ever been that easy?
“To beat the [centre left Democratic party] PD and the [Five Star Movement] M5S, I knew this oldie would have to make a return,” Mr Berlusconi told a political rally in Palermo on Saturday. “How? Not only with radio and TV. I have finally decided to study the internet. I will launch a major campaign on the web.”
My immediate reaction?
America? Please don’t make our same mistake and elect American Berlusconi. He’s like herpes. Once you get it, it never goes away, but just pops back up when you least expect it.