Berlusconi: ‘Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien’

Berlusconi: 'Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien'

“Coming from a politician who has previously likened himself to Napoleon and Jesus Christ, there was perhaps always going to be one answer when Silvio Berlusconi was asked what in the past he would change if given the chance.

 ‘No, there’s nothing that I consider a real mistake,’ replied the Italian prime minister, who has suffered a draining away of political support in recent times as he fended off accusations of sleeping with teenage prostitutes and charges that his country’s economy is now heading for the rocks under his erratic stewardship.”

“‘Just one thing – which I don’t consider a vice – has remained and I hope it stays with me for years to come,’ he added, in an apparent reference to his self-confessed fondness for beautiful women, to cheers and clapping.”

— “Beleaguered Berlusconi: any regrets? I’ve had none,” Ben Quinn, The Guardian

Clear enough. Still, we wonder if he regrets having strippers dressed as nuns give lap dances at his “Bunga Bunga” parties.

Note:  “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien” (“No, I regret Nothing”) is the title of  a song written by Charles Dumont and Michel Vaucaire and made popular by Edith Piaf.

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Image (“Berlusconi Seraglio, after Fernand Cormon”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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