Jacques Chirac's miniature white maltese, Sumo, has been banished by the former president after becoming so depressed about leaving the presidential palace that he began routinely savaging his master.It's not nice losing one's presidential palace - you don't suppose it is Sarkozy in a reincarnation?
Meanwhile another small [minded] premier if having a few home truths presented courtesy of an Italian TV station prepared to report news rather than toady:
Patrizia D'Addario, 42, said: "Certainly he knew that I was an escort."She added she was not the only escort present at two parties she attended at Berlusconi's Rome residence. "When I arrived it seemed like a harem," she told the current affairs programme Annozero last night.Today is a national day of protest in Italy about the lack of press freedom.