Berlusconi: A Good Ally, a "Fine Leader," Possible Underage Prostitute Patron, and Definite Humper of Meter Maids


Yup, not only is the world stranger than imagined, it's stranger than we can imagine.

From Human Events comes this very special episode of "Rock Solid" with Michigan Republican Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, who has many kind things to say about embattled (read: monkey-gland-shot-addicted) Italian leader Silvio Berlusconi. McCotter agrees with the interviewer that Berlusconi has been a great ally and admirer of the U.S. and hopes that the charges about Il Cavaliere consorting with an underage prostitute prove untrue. Because, you see, Berlusconi, is a "fine leader." Which is kind of a weird thing to say about a guy who has had a ton of criminal charges thrown at him and at least one conviction, and whom the Economist called "unfit" for office. And who did this to a meter maid:

To paraphrase Hank Hill, that guy ain't right, whether he's pro American or not.