We've all been moved by the recent images from the Middle East as hundreds of thousands cry out for new leadership - people driven into the public square by years of oppressive rule.

We've all been moved by the recent images from the Middle East as hundreds of thousands cry out for new leadership - people driven into the public square by years of oppressive rule.

And then there's Italy, where a day of protests last week called for entrenched leader Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to step down. One banner even read, "Resign and get your head checked."

Finally, it appears the Italian people have had enough of Berlusconi. And it only took three terms and about nine years as Italy's prime minister, where he was wrought with a cornucopia of scandals.

Such scandals included a tax fraud case relating to his Spanish television company; an influence-peddling scandal concerning construction contracts; allegations of bribery, embezzlement and ties to organized crime and the mafia; and most heinously, using olive oil that was of questionable moral quality because it was not exactly a virgin.

These were all allegations that were deemphasized thanks to a near monopoly Berlusconi holds on Italy's news media and were rendered moot anyway by a law Berlusconi passed exempting himself from prosecution while in office.

Now I know why Venice is sinking - it's under the weight of Berlusconi's giant balls.

They really are gigantic. I was in one of them once and thought it was a gondola. It took a minute before I figured out I wasn't in Venice's famous canals, but actually the prime minister's pants.

Apparently, and appropriately, after all the scathing allegations against Berlusconi, it's only now - after a scandal involving his pants - that the Italian people believe he's gone too far.

"Berlusconi commented today on charges that he had sex with an underage prostitute at one of his bunga-bunga parties," said Fox News' Shepard Smith.

Now, I know many of you are focusing on the compound adjective "bunga-bunga parties," but, if I may, I'd like to draw your attention to the earlier phrase, "with an underage prostitute."

Oddly, it's a phrase that sounds no more romantic in its natural Italian. I believe it's pronounced, a-statutory a-r ap e.

Even after escaping all of his previous troubles, this latest one must have Berlusconi worried.

Nope. Reports say Berlusconi denied the charges in his first public comment on the issue since a judge's order and said, among other things, "I am not worried in the least."

Wow, nothing sticks to this guy, which is impressive because after all the allegations you've heard about him it seems like he'd be quite sticky.

This guy is like Charlie Sheen with diplomatic immunity. Only instead of raising half a man, he's running all of Italy.

Well, even one of Berlusconi's above-age "friends" with bunga-bunga benefits says how much money he gave her doesn't matter - because she refutes that he gave her money for her services or to keep her quiet. She said, "He was helping me just because he cared for me."

Yes, you're the like the daughter he never slept with.