Silvio Berlusconi Is Not Getting Any Less Berlusconi-y

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Silvio Berlusconi is a horny old misogynist, and he really doesn't care who knows it. The latest public demonstration:


WITH his ratings at record lows, scandal-hit Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi today quipped his party should change its name to "Go Pussy!" in the latest gaffe likely to incense swathes of voters.

"We will change the name of the People of Freedom because people no longer carry it in their hearts," the 75-year-old told lawmakers from his ruling coalition in parliament, Italian news media reported ...

Berlusconi then reportedly joked: "I'm told the name that would have the biggest success is 'Go Pussy!'"

The billionaire tycoon first entered the political arena in the early 1990s with a party called "Go Italy!" — a popular football chant.

It's hardly even shocking at this point because it's Berlusconi, but still — he's the prime minister of a major country! Can you imagine what would happen if President Obama joked that the Democratic Party should rename itself "Go Pussy!"? Can you imagine?

Honestly, sometimes we think Berlusconi is purposely trying to be so gross that the people will rise up against him and force him out of office, kind of like how George Constanza tried to get fired from the Yankees.

'Go Pussy!': Berlusconi finds new party name [Herald Sun]