Silvio Slides Through

Alas, poor Silvio, we knew you well a long time ago. You were the richest man in Italy, the man with power, the man who made others tremble with fright at what you could do if angered. Alas, poor Silvio,  a record of sex escapades, lying, and misusing money has resulted in an indifference to your wealth and power. The Italian Parliament voted on Berlusconi’s proposed public accounts and while 308 voted for, 321 simply abstained.

In other words, a majority in Parliament lacks any confidence in their prime minister. One suspects those in Italy who have confidcence in this man are women seeking financial renumeration for their  services. Alas, poor Silvio, we knew you once, and now we know you not!