Sig. Berlusconi says he’s not worried about his upcoming indictment, but I think, this time, he is in for a big surprise. Every time in the past when he has found himself in hot water for one scandal or another, he has been able to wiggle out of it. His far-reaching influence (whether it be business or financially related) has been able to pull those all-powerful strings to get him out of trouble. But his luck may have finally run out with this scandal!
The problems stem from the scandal involving a Moroccan girl whom the media has nicknamed Ruby. You can see my previous posts on Berlusconi\’s scandals and Rubygate for some history on this…but in a nutshell, he is facing two charges: paying for sex with a minor, and using his influence to cover it up!!
Paying for sex with a prostitute is not a crime in Italy…but if that prostitute is a minor, watch out!!! For this crime, he could get up to 5 years in prison. But, ironically, the worst offense comes from his cover up of the scandal. This is a severe charge, and it could actually hold more jail time for the convicted. In reality, he will probably never serve the jail time because of his age, but his political career would be finished (along with his reputation). His indictment will be on April 6th before three FEMALE judges. Conan O’Brien joked last night that Berlusconi was high-fiving his lawyers telling them that “he had this one”. I guess he thinks that he can use his charms to woo the judges to his side (um, Silvio, have you looked in the mirror recently? Surely your looks will not win you any prizes!!!). In my opinion, having female judges will be a catastrophe for his case. Females all over Italy are fed up with the Premier’s degrading view of women….and I’m sure these judges share those views!
Listening to the indictments against him
- “I Love Life and Beautiful Women”
Rubygate…Berlusconi’s alleged relationship with a Moroccan teen and it’s “coverup”…has resurfaced once again. This time the authorities want to look at his office’s records and ascertain whether he did, indeed, pay for sex with Ruby and other prostitutes which frequently attend his “parties”! Of course, he and Ruby both deny that they had anything but a friendly relationship – even though he did give her 7000 Euros just because he wanted to help her out. What a nice guy…..hmm…..
The women of Italy have had quite enough with Signor Berlusconi’s obvious ignorance when it comes to his views on what women really are! He hasn’t learned that the modern woman is independent, intelligent…and doesn’t live just to please her MAN! Therefore, they have banned together to sign an online petition which states that not all Italian women are prostitutes or showgirls. This campaign is called “BASTA!” or “Enough”, and it is aimed at re-instructing the males of Italy on how to treat and look at woment! Chissa (we’ll see) if it will work!
Rubygate, as you can imagine, has also sparked a host of jokes and parodies by comedians all over the world. It has recently even become the inspiration for a movie starring Italy’s “Italian Stallion”, porn star Rocco Siffredi. The movie is titled “Bunga Bunga Presidente” and it is loosely based on the parties held by the Premier in his villa outside of Milan. The film’s producers state that any similarity is stricly accidental, but there are too many similarities which make us doubt the coincidences. The plot revolves around a womanizing politician who intervenes to save a “damsel in distress” after she is arrested by police. The girl appears in the movie sitting on a bed draped with the Italian flag! Now, how many more clues do we need? Really!
The clip from the movie is pretty tame, but just in case…you have been warned!!!
And, the best of all, is this catchy tune about the Bunga Bunga Presidente!!!
My, oh my, Silvio never ceases to give the world a little comedy!! But for a political figure, this may not be such a good thing…hmmm?