Did you know that our President and his wife are black? Well, they are, and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi finds that endlessly humorous.
Berlusconi, who has an endless paper trail about his alleged affairs with hookers, didn't have the best meeting with Barack and Michelle at the G20 last week week. Rather than hugging him, like she did many other leaders and his outstretched arms invited, the American First Lady gave him a cordial handshake. Perhaps because, after last year's election, Berlusconi cracked about Obama's race, "[He's] young, handsome, and even has a good tan." Note the look at the President's face in this picture. He's not impressed.
Flying home to Italy after the G20 meeting, Berlusconi again brought out the t-word when he told supporters about his presidential encounter:
What's his name? Some tanned guy. Ah, Barack Obama... You won't believe it, but the two of them sunbathe together, because the wife is also tanned.
Now, we can understand him going after Obama. Well, we can't, but in theory we can imagine a billionaire scoundrel who suppresses public opinion in his newspapers taking a cheap shot at a wildly popular politician. But taking on Michelle Obama, who's just cute as pie and only sometimes gets into the political fray? That's inexcusable.