Thursday, November 6, 2008
Obama: Tall, Handsome and...Tan ???
As an American Mom in Tuscany, I would like to officially state that I am profoundly humiliated, mortified and really pissed off by Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's lame-ass comment to Russia's President...who then proceeded to laugh at the "off-color" joke.
Berlusconi said: "Obama ha tutto: è bello, alto e abbronzato ed ha quindi tutte le qualità per avere ottimi rapporti con la Russia".
Translation: "Obama has it all - he's handsome, tall and tan and therefore has all of the characteristics necessary to have an excellent relationship with Russia."
Berlusconi insisted and said, "E' una carineria assoluta, è un grande complimento", ha detto il premier, "Se scendono in campo gli imbecilli siamo fregati".
Translation: "It's absolutely a nice thing what I said, a huge compliment," said the Prime Minister, "If all of the imbeciles get together we're screwed."
Berlusconi's an idiot. A very rich idiot. But wealth doesn't give you an excuse or permission to be an idiot.
The worst part...the Russian President laughed.
Here is this spectacular moment in Italian Diplomacy:
In Italian we say, "Non capisce un cazzo."
In English, I would like to request that the USA not use force to retaliate...we're kind of in direct proximity to Rome.