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"Good day to you all! The lists for the European elections are now complete and I have had a look at them, even because I had to do that for a long piece on the "unpresentables" for Micromega and thus, as we were saying when the lists were still provisional, we are devoting this edition of Passaparola to a kind of "voting guide", to advice for who not to vote for, that is advice on avoiding the ones that, according to me are people who need to be kept away from the institutions, especially from the European institutions. Then each person can decide as they want, but at least they will do so on the basis of solid information. Zoo PDL

Let's start with the Popolo delle Libertà (PDL) in alphabetical order: Lucio Barani, who is a former socialist and has been the Mayor of Aulla, and is famous for having made Aulla into a "dipietrizzato" town and for having actually named a square "Piazza Martiri di Tangentopoli" where the martyrs of Tangentopoli are not us who have been robbed, but those that did the thieving and in fact the square that was called Piazza Matteotti, became Piazza Martiri di Tangentopoli with a great monument to Craxi, even perhaps one on a horse. I'd say that this guy is perhaps best left alone.
Berlusconi. There's no point in my telling you why it would be better not to vote for him, apart from all the reasons that are ethical, political, conflict of interests and judicial etc., there's a fact: that Berlusconi being President of the Council, is not alone and like many other leaders who are putting themselves forward as candidates, will have to choose between the Italian Parliament and the European one. Given that he is the President of the Council, he can't go to the European Parliament, unless he decides to resign from the position of President of the Council, in that case we could even vote for him, but I don't believe he will do that.
Bonsignore Vito: Bonsignore Vito was in the UDC, he has convictions for attempted corruption for the contracts for the Asti hospital, the Turin Tangentopoli. He was with Casini and as soon as Berlusconi discovered that there was a convict who was not with himself, he immediately set about his acquisition campaign and he brought him into the Popolo delle Libertà. Attempted corruption because Bonsignore didn't have time to collect the bribes, as they caught him first: he was a "andreottiano", then a "casiniano" and now he has become a "berlusconiano". He is also under investigation for the banking takeovers, and for collaboration in rigging the markets. He is the person that D'Alema was speaking about when he said "I met up with him once to see about the destination of that package of BNL shares". Bonsignore had 2% of BNL shares, and that was what was so interesting to Consorte. He too is one that it may be better to keep well away from the European institutions.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Thu May 14th, 2009 at 03:25:31 AM EST
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