Daughter 'Astounded' by Berlusconi's Indiscretions
And says pols can't expect much private life
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Aug 4, 2009 1:31 PM CDT
In this 2008 photo, Silvio Berlusconi's soon-to-be-ex-wife Veronica Lario, right, and her daughter Barbara are seen at a meeting in Milan, Italy.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Silvio Berlusconi’s daughter says she was “astounded” by allegations that the Italian premier consorted with model Noemi Letizia before she turned 18, Bloomberg reports. “I never hung out with elderly men,” Barbara Berlusconi, 25 and the mom of two, tells the Italian edition of Vanity Fair. “It’s not something I have an experience with.”

And though her father likes to argue that his sexual shenanigans aren’t the public’s concern, Barbara Berlusconi isn’t buying it. “Our politicians are called upon to govern well … and also to safeguard the values that society expresses and possibly to elevate them. … I don’t think a politician can allow himself to distinguish between his private and public life.”

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Aug 5, 2009 6:25 AM CDT
in principle she is right, yet if you are all she says than you can't be a politician, by definition the most corrupt people everywhere...it has nothing to do with being italian but being a man, and most important, its all set up by the left that has no other way to discredit the PM, nobody has been talking about this since it came out here in italy so why abroad??
Aug 5, 2009 5:20 AM CDT
Not going to be too long before pretty much all the old married couples are gone and the bulk of married people are on Marriage 2, 3...or alone.
Aug 5, 2009 5:15 AM CDT
You should meet an old married couple and ask them how good it feels to live in a fairy tale.