Berlusconi’s Buffoonery

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There’s a fantastic piece over at The New Republic today looking into Silvio Berlusconi’s, ahem, colorful turns of phrase and less-than-diplomatic behavior. The Italian prime minister’s remark this week telling citizens who lost their homes in the Abruzzo earthquake that they should consider their time in aid camps “a weekend of camping” was not, by a longshot, a one-time gaffe. It’s just how he rolls.