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Time to give out the award to the first world leader who came up with something quasi-racist about Barack Obama following his victory on Tuesday. Italy's Silvio Berlusconi described the President-elect as "young, handsome and tanned" at a news conference today. (Of course, Sarah Palin had some color in her cheeks, too, but that was for other reasons.) By Berlusconi standards, this is pretty mild stuff. This is the same guy who turned up at the New York Stock Exchange and suggested Americans consider investing in Italy because "the secretaries are beautiful." Video of his remarks (in Italian) after the jump. [Guardian]