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Yes, they're making quite a splash in the Italian government. Things are actually running better over there.
lona Staller, who was known to porn fans as "la Cicciolina," was elected to the Italian Parliament in 1987, as a representative of the Radical Party. The Radicals are the Italian version of Libertarians, and have been in both left and right collations. La Cicciolina took her political responsibilities seriously and, unlike most of her colleagues, never missed a session or a vote. I didn't vote for her, but neither did I find it shocking that a porn star was in the Parliament.
The current Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, has been involved with prostitutes and under-age young women, is being divorced by his wife, Veronica Lario, who said "non posso stare con un uomo che frequenta le minorenni:" i.e. she could not remain the wife of a man who frequents minors.
No, Chilipepper, things are not better over here. Berlusconi first denied that there was a financial meltdown, then, after the G8, he admitted there was an economic crisis but not in Italy. Now he says that there is an economic crisis in Italy because we have too many immigrants. He is a racist and an idiot; forgive me if that is redundant.
Were la Cicciolina to run again, I might be tempted to vote for her. If we are going to be screwed, at least it would be done by a pro.