Berlusconi - out of luck or being sneaky?

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    FORMER_FYRDMAN LE Book Reviewer

  2. Maybe his 'Days of Cyder and Roses' or 'Viagra with Prossies' overage/underage (alleged of course) will be finally over, even for his wealth, influence and 'Judges in his back pocket' he has.....(alleged of course). Maybe his life has hit the buffers of reality, the partying time for some old codger like him will soon be over.....

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    FORMER_FYRDMAN LE Book Reviewer

    Possibly, but his ability to run rings round the Italian legal system is prodigious and I just wonder whether he's not just laying the foundations for an extended series of appeals to spin this out until the inevitable viagra-induced heart attack.

    Have to say though, some of the crumpet he's worked his way through is not too shabby at all
  4. Even though I'm a practising Catholic and so really ought to be more unyielding and severe about sexual indiscretions, in all perfect honesty I... struggle to be offended by Berlusconi's philandering. A bigger and louder part of me says, "Still game at 74? Well done, that man!"
  5. Silvio Berlusconi has all the luck - three female judges to coercive, bribe, sleep with in order to gain a not guilty verdict. The man is invincible. Having said that if I was him I wouldn't mess with the the women of Italy en masse, they're not a happy bunch. I do detect a worried look on his indomitable face, it must be costing him a fortune to keep his women quiet.
  6. He likes women,what is wrong with that?

    FORMER_FYRDMAN LE Book Reviewer

    I'm still not convinced that he's not being very sneaky. Feminist types out for blood can be relied on to overstep the mark, at which point he can discredit the legal process trying to put him away. Bear in mind, this isn't the only legal hurdle he's facing. If he plays this one right, and the prosecution has a lot of work to do here to prove guilt; essentially they're relying on the say so of some Moroccan tart, any follow-up legal action on other potentially more serious issues where the case is clearer cut could look vindictive. Unless those judges play it very carefully this will look like a witch hunt (if that's the right expression) and Bunga Bunga will look like the victim.
  8. Even the Womens protest groups against Berlusconi seem to be teasing the poor chap!

    If this is a womens rights organisation I'm going to attend their next march!!

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    Activists from women's rights organization "Femen" take part in a protest against Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in front of Italy's embassy in Kiev.

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    FORMER_FYRDMAN LE Book Reviewer

    Were they protesting or asking for a job?

    Actually, it's exactly what I mean. If the weaker sex overplay their hand, Berlusconi will have a field day and laugh the legalities out of court. How the Italian legal system will maintain its dignity during all this I have no idea.
  10. He is fast running out of credibility though, personally I think he has become a liability to his political party. His days are numbered regardless of the verdict in the court case. Forget the women protesting it's his public status that is collapsing amongst his peers.
  11. It isn't the alleged dealings with prostitutes (over or under age) that is the problem. It is the massive corruption that he has attempted. Remember that the first time he was PM he attempted to prevent a prosecution by putting forward legislation that would have protected him. Thankfully the Italian Parliament had had enough of him by then and saw that one off. I was surprised that he was re-elected.
  12. His pockets are deep.