Wednesday, April 12, 2006

More Old Men Rule Italy

No Apologies. Although Prodi claims victory in yesterday's Italian elections, it will be interesting to track Berlusconi as it relates to Nigergate....we'll keep you posted.

"In the end, Provenzano was done in not by an informer or a rival gangster, but by a delivery of clean laundry. Police tracked the package to his hideout and closed in when they saw his hand peek out of the door to take it.
Provenzano had escaped capture so often since going into hiding in 1963 that he earned a place in the Italian imagination as "The Phantom of Corleone." He got his nickname "The Tractor" for the determination he displayed in a mob career that began as a hitman."