Many look at Letizia Noemi as an Italian version of Monica Lewinsky. But while Clinton's popularity fell dramatically after his extramarital affair, Berlusconi's has sagged by a mere 3% as a result of his divorce. Thus, although Catholic, Italians seem to be very tolerant... But is religion the only issue involved?
Explaining American politics to foreigners is not easy especially in this Presidential Campaign Season when you can't tell the pachyderms from the jackasses and vice versa. Ironic reflections are made on Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and Vito Fossella
Casting stones while in glass houses seems to be a favorite pastime of politicians of all races, creeds, genders, and "diss"-abilities. Take for example, Spitzer and Ferraro, not to mention Paterson, and "supporters" of Obama.
After all the histrionic fuss about how Ian Fisher and The New York Times made Italy look bad (faceva fare una mala figura all'Italia), Italy just did it all by itself (da sola). The Germans have the word Schadenfreude to describe the malicious pleasure one enjoys when they see someone else fail.