On May 12 this year, 41-year-old Michela Brambilla became Italian undersecretary to the Presidency Council with special responsibility for Tourism. We're not sure what her duties are, but all my political instincts say this gig is Michela's payoff for delivering some crucial votes in the recent Italian election.
Back in August of 2007, Michela set up the new Liberty Party, much to the happiness of Italy's Boss Berlusconi, because it merged many of his right wing allies. A highly successful former business woman, our Michela knows how to grease the boards, and has become extremely popular.
Anybody who says its because of those black stockings is a sexist pig.