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(BBC)   Varenne, Italy's favorite horse, has been suggested as the country's next foreign minister   ( divider line
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863 clicks; posted to Main » on 29 Jan 2002 at 9:56 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-01-29 09:58:56 AM  
Better him than the Facist they were planning to appoint.
2002-01-29 09:59:38 AM  
There's precedent... the emperor Gaius Caligula made his horse a senator...
2002-01-29 10:00:03 AM  
As long as this doesn't change the quality I'm used to at Olive Garden then I'm ok with it.
2002-01-29 10:15:45 AM  
Corporate Mofo beat me to the Caligula bit.. damnation
2002-01-29 10:34:38 AM  
Wel, that makes good old-fashioned horse-sense. Hahahahahaha roflmao....hahaahahahaha.

2002-01-29 10:37:51 AM  
Mama mia! I've heard it takes nothing at all to start up a political party in Italy. Last I heard they have upwards of 100 different political parties there.
2002-01-29 10:39:07 AM  
Did that pr0n star ever get elected to the Italian parliament?
2002-01-29 11:55:54 AM  
How about this horse?

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2002-01-29 12:02:15 PM  
Actually, the Caligula bit was bad publicity; he hadn't actually done that. Not that he lacks for imfamy from any of his other debaucheries!
2002-01-29 12:10:01 PM  
what about a guy with a face like a horse..may be a good compromise...
2002-01-29 01:44:56 PM  
is this the front runner, or is there a dark horse candidate?
who will pony up with the salary, if there is no viable government, and will people be able to stand it if it is not an eqine-able pay?
finally, will he be ignored, or will he have to yell himself hoarse when anyone says "neigh" to his proposals?

sorry, i am truly sorry.............. i should be shot. or given one.
2002-01-29 02:03:52 PM  
Corporate Mofo: didn't he make his horse Consul? And Stevarooni, any URL to clarify that? I know a couple of professors who wouldn't mind seeing it :)
2002-01-29 02:05:27 PM  
It's about time they got a stable government. This should be and unbridled success.
2002-01-29 02:16:18 PM  
Definitely.. as the old Italian saying goes: eat hay while the sun shines
2002-01-29 03:57:22 PM  
Italy is the country that has 100% proportional government, right?

That means that if the 'crack legalization' party gets 1000 votes of the, say 20 million cast, then they get 1/20000th of the vote. It sounds like a good idea on paper, but it's supposed to be pretty chaotic and crappy.
2002-01-29 05:06:03 PM  
And France?!?!?!?!

Ohhhhhhhh yeah.......
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