Italian Prime Minister and international playboy Silvio Berlusconi was hit in the face with a statue by a crazy man on the streets of Milan.
From The BBC:
Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi of Italy is recovering in hospital after an assault left his face covered in blood following a rally in Milan.
He suffered two broken teeth, a minor nose fracture and cuts to his lip after being struck by a man wielding a souvenir model of the city's cathedral.
Mr Berlusconi, 73, tried to assure supporters afterwards he was OK.
The alleged attacker, who has a history of mental illness, has been charged with throwing the souvenir.
Massimo Tartaglia, 42, had no previous criminal record, police were quoted as saying.
After the attack on Sunday evening the prime minister, looking dazed, was helped to his feet by aides and put in a car. He got out and tried to climb on the car to show he was all right, before being driven away.
It was a typical show of defiance by a political fighter, says the BBC's Duncan Kennedy in Rome.
Mr Berlusconi insisted he was well at the hospital. MORE
This attack reminds me to two recent attempts by the left to attack Sarah Palin. First the nut job tossing eggs in Rochester (Adrienne Ross has a first hand account) and then the whack job at the Mall of America tossing eggs.
While the left love to accuse the right of promoting violence (e.g. Bill Sparkman) but it is the left at actually carries out these physical attacks. They start off small with pies, shoes, and tomatoes, and then they escalate to actual physical violence. All the while using their favorite defense projection (blaming others for the exact things they are guilty of).
While I am no fan of Berlusconi (an arrogant elitist conservative), at 73 years old, he did not deserve this.
More at American Power.
Via: The BBC