'It's Better to Like Beautiful Girls Than Be Gay': Berlusconi
Italian PM offers up an interesting defense
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 2, 2010 2:15 PM CDT
Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi gestures while speaking during a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels on Friday, Oct. 29, 2010.   (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)

(Newser) – Despite calls for his resignation, Silvio Berlusconi will not step down—or apologize—following reports of his involvement with a 17-year-old belly dancer. His defense: “It’s better to like beautiful girls than to be gay,” Ireland's RTÉ reports. At a motorcycle industry show, he insisted he hadn’t done anything wrong and said he continues to “work without interruption” while, admittedly, “occasionally [looking] a beautiful girl in the face.”

“You should be completely reassured about the government and about the fact that it's a government that still has a majority that intends to govern until the end of its term,” he said. For more on the rumors dogging him, click here.

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2ollingstone
Nov 3, 2010 8:33 AM CDT
Speak for yourselves. Girls are insane in relationships. Good luck living with one for the rest of your life.
Edct
Nov 2, 2010 8:55 PM CDT
Of course, it is always better to be Normal....why is this news?
Ucantusethatname
Nov 2, 2010 8:33 PM CDT
Silvio, it's okay to like girls and be happy.