How’s this for a diplomatic disaster in the making? In its infinite wisdom, Italy is hosting the G-8 on remote islands far from the mainland in an attempt to block protests and avoid violence and property destruction (see http://www.reuters.com/article/GCA-PresidentPostcards/idUSTRE5304RZ20090401). However, it looks like the powers that be didn’t quite think through every aspect of their ingenius plan. Apparently, the conference organizers are still working to secure cruise ships that can be used to house visiting diplomats. The response has not been great thus far. Maybe they should try Craig’s List? I really hope American delegates (or any others, for that matter) are not forced to bed down on paddle pal boards in the middle of the Mediterranean.
Baci e gelato,
Martello e Trofie Wife