With Friends Like You…

Last month when President Bush was in Rome, he said of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi that “We’re good friends.” Fast forward to the Group of 8 summit meeting the other day where the press kit the White House handed out to the press corps referred to Berlusconi as one of the “most controversial leaders in the history of a country known for government corruption and vice” and said he’d been “accused of the very corruption he had vowed to eradicate.” White House spokesman Tony Fratto apologized, calling it a “very unfortunate mistake.” Bush said, “We were just kidding. That pasta-sucker may have a girly sounding name but he’s no more corrupt than I am.”

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