Image via WikipediaThe law giving Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi immunity from prosecution has been struck down by Italy's Supreme Court. The Prime Minister now feels unjustly put upon since he will need to defend himself from what promises to be an onslaught of criminal charges, including bribery and corruption. OK. Innocent until proven otherwise.
But...these responses as reported in the BBC probably won't help him much:
"In my opinion, and not only mine, I am the best prime minister we can find today."
"I am without doubt the person who's been the most persecuted in the entire history of the world and the history of man..."
and the best -
...explaining that the money had gone on paying "consultants and judges", before correcting himself to say "consultants and lawyers". Freud would be nodding his head.
Stay tuned for a mountain of quotables as the trials loom and lumber forward.