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Another White House cock-up

I know of someone at the White House’s press office who’s not going to keep his or her job for too long. The White House has had to apologise to Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi for distributing a less than flattering biography of him to the press.

As part of its press kit the White House distributed a four pages long biography of Berlusconi who is described as one of the most controversial leaders of the country’s history. It goes on to describe Italy as a historically corrupt country full of vice. The biography also claims that Berlusconi’s electoral victories are very much dependent on his control of the Italian media.

Well, for once in his life Bush isn’t lying. Not sure he’ll be getting an invitation to Berlusconi’s Sardegna villa this summer though.


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