Posted by Farmer on January 26, 2009 at 09:03:11
I just heard that on the radio & then googled something in English...I thought, that'd to be "hilarious"...even though it could be termed "out of it" and off-remark...Berlusconi is known for that & I am not really a fan of his
The "funny" side of the whole thing for me though is, that the burgois elitist and even common white westener wants so badly a suntan, that they even risk for that BS a skin cancer...and if you think of it, Obama got it by "birthright" ; )
Berlusconi Praises Obama 'Suntan'
10:14am UK, Friday November 07, 2008
The Italian Prime Minister has been blasted for his blundering welcome of the US President-elect - after he praised Barack Obama's "suntan".
Berlusconi labelled Obama 'handsome, young and suntanned'
Silvio Berlusconi made the comment at a joint press conference with Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev.
"I will try to help relations between Russia and the United States where a new generation has come to power, and I don't see problems for Medvedev to establish good relations with Obama who is handsome, young and suntanned," he said.
Italy's left-wing opposition parties have demanded Mr Berlusconi apologise for the gaffe - which they say is at best a diplomatic blunder and at worst racist.
"Berlusconi cannot control himself in the best of circumstances," said Dario Franceschini of Italy's centre-left opposition Democratic Party.
"He forgets that his words hurt our country's image in the world."
But the Italian leader, who himself sports a suntan, hit back at his critics - accusing them of not having a sense of humour.
"God save us from the imbeciles," he said.
The 72-year-old media mogul is no stranger to putting his foot in it.
While campaigning for elections in 2006, he famously said that Chinese people "boiled babies for fertiliser" during the Mao Zedong era.
At his first meeting with Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen in 2002, Mr Berlusconi said: "Rasmussen is not only a great colleague, he's also the best-looking prime minister in Europe.
"He's so good looking, I'm even thinking of introducing him to my wife."
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