I want apologize with USA people for what berlusconi says about Obama....

i've a dream - i've a dream and i guess i'm not the only italian having this dream
@pierone (1895)
Italy
November 10, 2008 3:06am CST
Hello folks,i want apologize with all of you for what berlusconi (the italian government chief) said about Obama. Few days ago he described Obama as "young, handsome, and tanned". Unfortunately seems that berlusconi lose every occasions he have to keep his mouth closed, and when he talk, usually says something .... well you can judge yourself. I want say you all that he's not representative of the common italian people thinks, what he says represent only his brain... if we can say he have one. Can you forget us, to had chose that kind of prime minister?
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@newtondak (3948)
• United States
10 Nov 08
I'm sure it is hard for the leaders of other countries to know just what to call Obama - he's part white, part black and part Arab. I think maybe he was trying to refer to his African-American heritage, but it lost something in the translation.
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• United States
10 Nov 08
I'd really like to know what evidence you have that Barack Obama is "part Arab" other than speculation and his father being Muslim. And I'd also like to know why you think it matters. I'm part Arab, my father is half Italian and half Lebanese. What does that make me?
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@pierone (1895)
• Italy
10 Nov 08
No, i can assure you that was not a translation mistake. The problem is that he guessed it was a nice joke. I would like to see if he would like to laugh and feel funny if a foreigner president of half mininster describe him as a "short hairless funny singer"
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@newtondak (3948)
• United States
10 Nov 08
murderistic - I don't have "evidence" but all the information I have read indicates that his father was part African-American and part Arab. It doesn't really matter - I was giving the Italian leader the benefit of the doubt in that he might have been referring to Obama's heritage. My response was (God forbid!) in no way meant to insult anyone of any particular race or heritage. It is becoming obvious that we're going to have start putting this disclaimer on all our posts so someone doesn't take offense! Don't get your panties in a wad!
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@Taskr36 (13965)
• United States
10 Nov 08
Fortunately I think most Americans know not to judge an entire country based on the comments by one person. Hey, I love people from Venezuela even though Hugo Chavez is an a$$. I'm part Russian and love the people of Russia even though I think Medvedev is a puppet and Putin wants to rebuild the Soviet Empire. I went to Italy a few years ago. Pretty nice people all around including one restaurant owner who chased my brother down to give him back a camera he left on the table.
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@pierone (1895)
• Italy
10 Nov 08
Thanks. I like to know that someone could understand that if a person is an idiot, that don't mean all the people of the same country are idiots too ;)
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@irisheyes (4371)
• United States
10 Nov 08
I hadn't heard this one but I got a chuckle. So all politicians put their foot in their mouth. It's not just ours although ours seem to have a real knack for it.LOL
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@pierone (1895)
• Italy
10 Nov 08
Eheheheh, nope, is not yours one. But i can assure you, we have really some champion in this discipline. Could be nice organize a world contest about that! ;) happy myLotting
@gyramary (152)
• Italy
10 Nov 08
Hello italian friend, i'm italian too, and i must say you're right. Our politics men sometimes let us feel ashamed, but this one seems really doing his best to let the whole country ashamed. Wish things can change soon in italy. Btw have you noticed he always say something and the day after he always says "i never said that!" ? Do you guess he have some personality disorders? lol See you
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@pierone (1895)
• Italy
10 Nov 08
Hello. Eheheheh, absoluty yes, he should have that kind of disorder. There is no other explaination for what he do quite daily! ;)
@bestboy19 (5478)
• United States
11 Nov 08
You should choose a prime minister you believe will do the best job for you country, not one you think the rest of the world will like. It doesn't matter if he occasionally says something foolish. What matters is the job he does for the people who elect him. The occasional slip of the tongue shouldn't out way how he has served his country thus far.
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@gyramary (152)
• Italy
12 Nov 08
just to let you know, lot of us NOT chosed that prime minister!
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@jonesy123 (3948)
• United States
10 Nov 08
You don't have to apologize.. well unless you voted him in, lol. He has made so many headlines with his blunders, this is just the latest one. It's amusing in a way. Seems a lot of people in Italy think that he has not much of a brain;)
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@pierone (1895)
• Italy
11 Nov 08
Of course i've not voted him! If i done that, i surely already done the same act Caio Muzio Scevola done in the ancient Rome times, to punish the hand that made the mistake ;)
@xfahctor (14122)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
11 Nov 08
I'm really not worried about it myself and I'm sure Obama wasn't either. the man made an attempt at humor and Obama himself refered to himself as a "mutt" the other day in a press conference. No offense taken here, I think the rest of the world and the press are making a mucher bigger deal about it that we or even Obama are. *shrug*
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@magnet (2087)
• United States
11 Nov 08
I am not upset about it. This is what you got to do. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6R2pOZuBd_U
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@Savvynlady (3684)
• United States
10 Nov 08
Well, first of all, I am not mad with the Berlusconi. I didn't hear the comment myself but if you ask me he didn't lie. I wouldn't say tanned, because he's a bit pale in my opinion, but that's just it, my opinion. He had his. It's all good.
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• United States
10 Nov 08
You do not have to apologize. A lot of us don't care about it anyway. We are tired of the little bits about this is racism and this isn't and so on. Intelligent people are past it.
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@murderistic (2278)
• United States
10 Nov 08
I'd also like to add that I don't find Berlusconi's comment offensive, I actually heard it for the first time on the Daily Show (a comedy show hosted by John Stewart) and thought it was really funny. I think maybe he was just trying to say that Obama is an attractive fellow? Haha.
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