Berlusconi Calls the Obamas 'Tanned'

Italy's scandal-prone prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, is stepping on the toes of Barack and Michelle Obama...again. "I bring you greetings from a person who is called ... a person who is sun-tanned ... Barack Obama," the politician told a cheering crowd in Milan on Sunday. "You wouldn't believe it, but they go sunbathing at the beach together—his wife is also sun-tanned." Michelle Obama pointedly shook Berlusconi's hand at the G-20 meeting last week after hugging and kissing the cheeks of every other world leader. The 72-year-old Berlusconi sparked outrage last November when he called Obama "sun-tanned." He said anyone who found the comment racist was an "imbecile."