Sort of Like the Undead of Politicians…

Via the BBC:  Italy reform deal puts Berlusconi back centre stage.

Zombie Richard Nixon must be sooooo jealous.

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  1. Brett says:

    You can thank the incompetent and slow Italian criminal justice system for that one. He’s appealing against his seven-year prison sentence, and he can probably drag out the proceedings for so long that he’ll either die or get back into political office (where he has immunity) before he sees the inside of a jail cell.

  2. They Saved Nixon's Brain says:

    When The President does it that means it’s not illegal!

  3. al-Ameda says:

    Italy again demonstrates that is the most advanced failed state in the world.

  4. Just 'nutha' ig'rant cracker says:

    I can’t remember the details anymore, but sometime back in the 80s someone noted that since the end of WWII, Italy had had more governments than there had been years. I’m sure that things have improved from those days, but we may be on another run for a new record.

  5. grumpy realist says:

    @Just ‘nutha’ ig’rant cracker: Remember that Italy didn’t get unified until the last bit of the 19th century. It’s never really gotten over the habit of multiple governances, either in time or in space.

  6. gVOR08 says:

    @Just ‘nutha’ ig’rant cracker: I rmember that, but I also remember seeing someone in the 80’s comment that yes, they’d changed governments that often, but it was a revolving door of the same people. Each new government had mostly the same ministers as the previous, so it wasn’t quite the turmoil it sounded like.