How messed up is Italy after its most recent election? How about, "The results have created the remarkable possibility that Italy could find itself next week without a government or a pope." Or, "Democratic Party leader Pier Luigi Bersani and resurgent ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi may be seeking to avoid a ballot that would favor populist Beppe Grillo, whose movement was the top vote-getter in its first national contest…. Recession- scarred voters repudiated budget rigor and made Grillo, a former comedian, a political force. In the four-way race, Bersani, the pre-election favorite, won the lower house by less than a half a point. Berlusconi, fighting a tax-fraud conviction and charges of paying a minor for sex, won a blocking minority in the Senate." And then there's this: "When Mr. Berlusconi went to vote on Sunday, he spotted a young woman sulking nearby, her face planted in her palms. 'You should learn to smile more,' he said, flashing a smile at the woman and casting his ballot." So, that messed up. It will be fun to watch, at least.