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If Bill Clinton Were Italian...

WSJ reports that Italian prosecutors want Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to "stand trial on charges of patronizing an underage prostitute and abusing his powers in an attempt to cover up the relationship." The minor is a 17 year-old Moroccan dancer who goes by the nickname "Ruby." Berlusconi, by my count, is 74, and allegedly committed the infraction during a "bunga-bunga" party.

I previously mentioned this incident while introducing "Berlesconism" to the political lexicon, meaning the condition of acting in the most egregiously juvenile manner while in a position of utmost authority without ever suffering the slightest consequences. I suspect the good fortune of il caveliere has not yet run dry and Berlesconi will survive this latest siege with a wink and a smile.

Bill Clinton was a prude by way of comparison.

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If Bill Clinton were Italian, he would have divorced Hillary long ago.

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