Tra pochi minuti, Papi incontrerà il presidente Barack Obama, a Washington. Il NYT (noto quotidiano stalinista) commenta sulla differente “statura” dei due (e non solo fisica).
The leaders offer a striking contrast. Obama is a young, dynamic president with a squeaky-clean family image and a reputation for self-control — hence his nickname, ”No Drama Obama.” He is much admired abroad, especially in Western Europe.
On the other hand, Berlusconi, a media mogul and one of Italy’s richest men, has been plagued by criminal trials, conflict-of-interest accusations, tawdry scandals and headline-making gaffes that have drawn scorn from other countries, although they have done little to lower his high popularity rating at home.