|Noemi Letizia and Silvio|
Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi on Saturday vowed not to quit, promising to hang in there as long as he's needed. And that could be a long time. He boasted playfully he'll live to 120.We do need you Silvio! Seriously, we need a man to show us how to get young women well into old age.
Like Noemi Letizia, above (Last picture of Silvio, I promise). She was allegedly 17 during her affair with Silvio.
Only a few days earlier, at a dinner for foreign correspondents, Berlusconi seemed to be pre-announcing his eventual exit from power, telling the reporters that he has designated his justice minister as political heir, although he held out a role for himself as a kind of father-figure for his conservative Freedom People party.
And Sara Tommasi, who's other boyfriend is a soccer star.
The minister, Angelino Alfano, has designed an overhaul of Italy's justice system that the 74-year-old Berlusconi's critics contend is custom-made to rescue the premier from his legal woes, although the government says the entire nation will benefit from a fairer, swifter justice system.
And Patrizua D'Addario, the high priced call girl who secretly recorded conversations between herself and Silvio.
We know that political leaders are attracted to beautiful women, and vice versa, but how does Silvio so consistently out perform them all?
But "I'm not giving up. I'll be around as long as necessary," Berlusconi said, who has repeatedly proclaimed his innocence in all cases.Pure willpower apparently!
Berlusconi seemed to be thinking long-range. "I'll make it to 120 years, even though I'm still a mortal," Berlusconi joked.
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Of course, as Charles De Gaulle noted "The graveyards are full of indispensable men"
Berlusconi had a pacemaker installed in 2006 after he collapsed during an appearance and has said he has beaten prostate cancer. He recently had jaw surgery to repair injuries sustained when a statuette was hurled at him during a 2009 rally.
Thanks to the Rule 5 Wombat for the link from The Other McCain, Maggie for the link from Maggie's Notebook, and The Classical Liberal for his link.