NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)—In a stunning bid for a political comeback, former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said today that he was considering running for office in New York City.
Mr. Berlusconi announced his intentions after several local polls showed him with a higher approval rating than the candidates currently on offer in the city.
For the disgraced former Prime Minister, the chance to start over again in New York is "like a dream come true."
"In Italy, you make one little mistake, they throw you in jail seven years," he said. "New Yorkers are much more forgiving."
Mr. Berlusconi said that he had not yet decided what office to run for, but was leaning toward public advocate.
"Once they see how good Silvio does at that, they make him mayor or governor, no?" he said, with a booming laugh.
Mr. Berlusconi said that he was unconcerned by rumors of a possible bid for office in New York by another former European politician, Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
"Just let him try," he said. "Do I look worried? I am not worried. I walk down street, people tell me thumbs up. New York loves Silvio."