Berlusconi Admits He's 'No Saint'

Italian PM shrugs off call-girl scandal as 'low-level stuff'
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 22, 2009 3:06 PM CDT
Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi is seen today at the opening of a construction project near Brescia.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Silvio Berlusconi appeared unconcerned about the recent disclosure of tapes of an alleged intimate conversation between him and a prostitute, the Telegraph reports. “There are a lot of pretty girls about. I am no saint but you know that,” the Italian PM said today in his first public comments on the matter. The “low-level” allegations “don’t touch me,” he told members of his party.