Fearing Election Losses, Berlusconi Calls Rival Ugly

Italian PM lashes out as polls put his party at disadvantage
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 25, 2010 11:05 AM CDT
Fearing Election Losses, Berlusconi Calls Rival Ugly
President of Piemonte Region Mercedes Bresso poses at the opening ceremony for the Olympic Museum at Atrium on February 10, 2007 in Turin, Italy.   (Getty Images)

Silvio Berlusconi is getting nasty over the prospect of his party losing seats in this weekend's regional elections, and he's aiming his fury at the media, judges, and…the governor of the Piemonte region? “You know why Bresso is always in a bad mood?” said Berlusconi about the 65-year-old woman. “Because in the morning when she gets up, she looks at herself in the mirror to put her make-up on—and sees herself. And so her day is already ruined.” Snap!

Hold on, replied Mercedes Bresso. “Regarding make up, I don't use much; I don't need it as much as Berlusconi. I'm young, in good shape and haven't had a facelift.” Double snap! Berlusconi’s wit aside, a professor tells the Independent his time may soon be up. “As a result of this election I think we might start seeing a discussion about where the right is going.” (More Silvio Berlusconi stories.)

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