While Obama clinches the nomination, some Italian- Americans join in the Lee-Eastwood feud over racial prejudices in America. In Italy at the same time, the race issue surfaces in politics. How can we contribute?
Casting stones while in glass houses seems to be a favorite pastime of politicians of all races, creeds, genders, and "diss"-abilities. Take for example, Spitzer and Ferraro, not to mention Paterson, and "supporters" of Obama.
After all the histrionic fuss about how Ian Fisher and The New York Times made Italy look bad (faceva fare una mala figura all'Italia), Italy just did it all by itself (da sola). The Germans have the word Schadenfreude to describe the malicious pleasure one enjoys when they see someone else fail.