Italian authorities have come up with an interesting way to try to change the ways of Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s former prime minister: It’s sentenced him to working at least four hours per week at a center for people with Alzheimer’s disease.
The authorities say they are punishing Berlusconi for tax fraud. Berlusconi has denied the charges.
Bloomberg reporters have quoted Berlusconi as saying that he believes his legal troubles amount to political persecution, but that he finds working with people with Alzheimer’s “absolutely pleasant.”
This gave me an idea: Why not sentence all members of Congress — maybe all members of Congress, and their aides — to working with people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia?
Or, maybe just apply that sentence to members who spout off more than one canned party talking point per conversation.