De la Gaddafi, în căutări, am ajuns întâmplător la o anume Mara Carfagna, o ministresă de 35 de ani de-a lui Berlusconi, iar de la Berlusconi am ajuns la șotiile lui Berlusconi. Mai sus poze cu Mara – au și ei Elena Udrea a lor – și mai jos câteva dintre șotiile berlusconice:
On 18 November 2008, Berlusconi played „hide-and-seek” with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. He was set to receive Merkel but opted to hide behind a column while Merkel and her entourage walked by. According to reporters present, Berlusconi called out „coo coo”, prompting Mrs Merkel to turn around, saying „Oh, Silvio”.
Subsequently at a tent camp on the outskirts of L’Aquila housing some of the more than 30,000 people who lost their homes during the 2009 earthquake he said to an African priest:
you have a nice tan.
Berlusconi then grabbed the priest and told him:
hold me tight and call me Papa.
On 3 April 2009, Berlusconi appeared to have annoyed Queen Elizabeth II at a photo session during the G20 summit. During the photo session, Berlusconi shouted „Mr. Obama, Mr. Obama”, prompting her to turn around and chastise Berlusconi, “What is it? Why does he have to shout?”.The following day, at the NATO meeting in Kehl, Berlusconi was seen talking on his mobile phone, while Merkel and other NATO leaders waited for him for a photo on a Rhine bridge. (Afterwards, Berlusconi claimed he was talking to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan about accepting the Secretary Generalship of Anders Fogh Rasmussen). Responding to the Italian media’s reaction to these incidents, he said he was considering „hard measures” against reporters, and referred to some of their claims as „slander”.
On May 2009, Berlusconi said to a reporter while he was on a live television in Rome that when he was in Finland he had to travel three hours to see a two hundred year old church in the countryside. In his opinion that wooden church would have been destroyed if it was in Italy. Berlusconi had made a non-official visit to Finland in 1999 and had never seen any Finnish church. He had just been visiting Iceland.
In October 2010, Berlusconi was chastised by the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano after he was filmed telling „offensive and deplorable jokes”, one of the gravest curses in the Italian language. It was also revealed he had made another anti-Semitic joke a few days previously. Berlusconi responded to the allegations by saying the jokes were „neither an offence nor a sin, but merely a laugh”.
Berlusconi has also come under fire for reportedly spending $1.8 million in state funds from RAI Cinema to further the career of a largely unknown Bulgarian actress, Michelle Bonev. The fact that this coincided with severe cuts being made to the country’s arts budget provoked a strong reaction from the public.
At an awards dinner in January 2007, Berlusconi was quoted as saying, „If I wasn’t already married, I would marry you right away,” and „With you, I’d go anywhere” to Mara Carfagna, a representative of Forza Italia and former showgirl. These flirtatious comments prompted his wife Veronica to demand an apology in a front-page letter to the Italian newspaper la Repubblica, one of Berlusconi’s rival publications. In a statement released through his political party, he begged for forgiveness and stated that he would „always protect [Veronica’s] dignity.” Mara Carfagna is now serving under him as minister for Equal Opportunities.
On July 5, 2008, the Argentine journal Clarín reported about telephone wiretap records authorized for an anti-corruption investigation. Reporter Julio Algañaraz wrote that Carfagna and Silvio Berlusconi engaged in a telephone conversation with explicit allusions to oral sex. The wiretap transcripts have not been published, but the Italian newspaper La Repubblica interviewed the former vice-minister of Foreign Affairs in the Berlusconi II Cabinet and socialist executive Margherita Boniver, who admitted the existence of some messages.
Silvio, you’re the best! 🙂