Elections are bad for a country. This is the superficial message that one could gather by observing Italy at this very moment. On Sunday, 20 millions people will vote for the administrative elections. The cities of Milan and Naples are the most prestigious posts on offer.
But the problem is that the nasty climate of the political elections has been extended thus far, making it unbearable. A very good illustration of the less-than-civilized climate is given by the Bindi's case.
A (fascist) senator thought it appropriate to label a new minister as 'a lesbian.' His party members had to apologize on his behalf; his party leader called him 'imbecile.'
Where are we going?