Silvio's Best Hits

Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi of Italy lost a squeaker of an election last week to Romano Prodi. The defeat ends the conservative Berlusconi's five-year rule--Italy's longest since World War II--which was peppered with his offhand, sometimes offensive remarks. Here's a look at some of the most memorable.

ON HIS GOVERNMENT

"We have worked a lot. Only Napoleon did more than me--but I am certainly taller than him."

ON HIS LEADERSHIP STYLE

"I am the Jesus Christ of politics. I am a patient victim, I put up with everyone, I sacrifice myself for everyone."

ON THE ITALIAN JUDICIARY

"Those judges are doubly...

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