...they boil them!
The election season has not been kind to Il Cavalieri. Pres. Silvio Berlusconi in the past two weeks has gone from losing the pre-election polls to losing his mind. Evoking the ghosts of Mao in attacking his opponents on the left is one of the more lucid election trail stump speeches he's made.
There's an explanation behind the madness of King Silvio. Big business is desserting him. Film directors are lampooning him. The U.S. State Department -- once a cozy ally of Berlusconi -- warned last week the bel paese is just not safe under his watch. And there's talk of even the ultra-nationalist Northern League cutting ties with him.