Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Berlusconi relents, formally steps down as prime minister

They don't love you anymore buddy. But take it from me, you have a bright future in comedy.

Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi resigned yesterday, formally and begrudgingly accepting defeat in last month's national elections and vowing to undermine the government chosen to succeed his own.

Well, at least he's not bitter.

'We will be missed," Berlusconi was quoted as telling his Cabinet in its final meeting earlier in the day.

If that were true, they wouldn't have voted you out. It's sad watching the popular kids lose their popularity. They struggle with it. At first they refuse to believe it, then theymake excuses and finally, they accept it, but swear revenge. Most people grow out of this after high-school. Apparently, some, never do.

''We will be remembered as the best government in the history of the republic."

I doubt that. Honetly, once everyone who was alive while you ruled is dead, your name will become a tough question on Jeopardy. You didn't do anything truly historic, besides pick your nose and eat it in public, hump a parking meter lady on camera (they apparently either don't have sexual assault in Italy or the President gets a free pass) and make obscene claims during your re-election bid. Ok, maybe you will be remembered, but not for what you think you will be for. (Does that sentence make sense?)
Then Berlusconi performed the ritual that he had stubbornly refused to do for three weeks: He walked down a red carpet into the Quirinale Palace and handed his letter of resignation to President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi.

That's a pride killer right there. Have to hand your letter of resignation to the guy who just kicked your ass in the elections. I would have mailed it.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Italians don't like to give up anything and what's this "we" stuff, he seems to be the only one pissed off

May 05, 2006 9:01 AM  

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