Berlusconi: 'Italians Want to Be Like Me'

He 'can't remember' the night escort says they had sex
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Sep 8, 2009 2:25 AM CDT
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi smiles at a crowd.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Stubbornly unrepentant Silvio Berlusconi is insisting Italians support his behavior and "would like to be" him, reports the Telegraph. "Italians aren't stupid, and they prefer my government," added the randy prime minister, 74, on Italian television. The man who last week called himself  "superman" insisted that "nothing spicy" happened between him and a teen model he was dogging. He also repeated that he "couldn't remember" the night an escort said they had sex.