Campaign Advice, Italian Style

Wanna win an election to political office? Keep it buttoned up.

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is famous for his ambitious promises, but he is unlikely to be called to task if he breaks his latest pledge: not to have sex before the April 9 general election.

At a party rally in Sardinia on Saturday, the media tycoon received the blessing of television preacher Massimiliano Pusceddu, who thanked him for opposing gay marriage and defending family values.

“Thank you dear Father Massimiliano, I’ll try not to let you down and I promise you two and a half months of complete sexual abstinence until April 9,” Berlusconi replied, in comments reported on Sunday by the daily Il Giornale.

Immediately after making this statement, a simultaneous sigh of relief was expelled by Italian women throughout the country.

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