The Washington Times - September 11, 2009, 08:10AM

Silvio Berlusconi says he’s the best prime minister Italy has ever had, despite the many sex scandals that have dogged his administration, Reuters is reporting.

Berlusconi dismissed claims by Italian businessman Giampaolo Tarantini, who said he brought women to Berlusconi’s parties and paid them to have sex with with the prime minister. Berlusconi said he has never paid for sex in his life.


Maybe Berlusconi is telling the truth about never having paid for sex. But since his wife is seeking a divorce, it looks like he’s about to start paying for it.

The Italian prime minister is accused of bedding a sizable number of models, actresses and, um, “professionals” — at least of whom is young enough to be his great-granddaughter. At 72 years old, Berlusconi is in danger of breaking a hip.

I’m thinking that Viagra is involved. A lot of it.

At least he hasn’t said he was hiking the Appalachian Trail.