The Italian PM says he won't resign even if convicted of any of the multiple charges of crookedness against him. Of course he doesn't really say it, he lets a new book say it for him. From the New York Times:
The book containing the full interview, "Donne di Cuori" (Queens of Heart), was written by one of Italy's best-known television journalists, Bruno Vespa, and will be published on November 6.
His counter-attack against "communist" judges is classic. So is this snippit of rationale:
"If there were a conviction in trials like these, we would be facing such a big subversion of the truth that I would feel even more duty bound to stay in my post to defend democracy and the rule of law," he said.