Meet Mara Carfagna, Italian Cabinet Minister of Equal Opportunity. Opponents of the right-wing government of Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi are using her history as a topless model to undermine the Prime Minister through rumor and not-so-subtle innuendo. Read more about the controversies, her biography and see photos and a video of her below.
People just can’t stand it when a beautiful, super hot woman is successful. They have to bring her down. Such is the problem that Italy’s equal opportunity minister is having. Mara Carfagna is young, beautiful, sexy, smart and one of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s ‘little butterflies’. That reminds me just a little of Russia’s Vladimir Putin’s Babes. Remember them?
Powerful men like beautiful women around them, and they can have them … around them that is. So don’t blame her for the nickname Berlusconi gives the beautiful women he surrounds himself with. Its. Not. Her. Fault. She’s. Beautiful.
Of course, she used to be a topless, almost naked, sexy model … but she’s quick to point out she wasn’t an ‘erotic’ model. I’m not sure what the distinction is, but it appears to be important to her. All the same, a girl has to do what a girl has to do and now she’s a perfectly respectable cabinet minister and is working her tush off for the good of the people of Italy.
She’s endured a lot of criticism and rumors. People were a little shocked when Berlusconi appointed her to the post because she had no political experience and was so young. To make matters worse, he made the comment that he’d gladly marry Ms. Carfagna if only he weren’t already married. THAT didn’t go over well with his wife of many years and mother of his children who promptly sent a letter to the newspapers demanding a public apology from him … which he promptly did.
Now, Italian newspapers have been spreading rumors about ‘relations’ between the Prime Minister and a certain cabinet minister. They suggested the former playboy leader of Italy had received oral favors from ‘an unnamed woman’ in the service of the country. This week comedian Sabina Guzzanti named that ‘unnamed minister’ as Mara Carfagna. Carfagna is NOT happy about this. In fact, she’s suing Guzzanti for the ‘vulgar and fanciful’ jokes she made at the minister’s expense.
Lord, I love European politics.
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