He might be powerful, but Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is "no saint." In the latest chapter of his long story of sex scandals, Berlusconi responds to new audio recordings between himself and a prostitute. He takes the what-did-you-expect approach, saying:
"There are tons of good-looking girls and entrepreneurs out there. I am not a saint, you've all understood that. I hope those at La Repubblica also understands that."
La Repubblica, a left-leaning Italian newspaper, published the recordings earlier this week. In them, Berlusconi allegedly tells a paid escort to wait for him in "Putin's bed," a bed apparently given to Berlusconi as a gift from Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. How romantic!