Ousted Tunisian dictator Ben Ali had to put up with serious insult from his wife Leila before they boarded the plane to flee the country.
When hubby refused to board the plane, Leila commanded, “Get on imbecile. All my life I’ve had to put up with your screw ups.”
“Leave me, I don’t want to go, I want to die here for my country,” pleaded Ben Ali pathetically, sounding a bit like Mubarak.
But Ben Ali’s hated political police chief, Ali Seriati, pushed him up, shouting: “For —-‘s sake, get on!”
Ah, parting is such sweet sorrow for dictators (not to forget their spouses – remember a certain Imelda?), isn’t it? They literally have to be shown the boot – or shoe, as in the case of Egypt.
For the full Telegraph article, go here.
Also check out this article from The Australian: How a gold-digging Tunisian hairdresser, Leila Ben Ali, perfected art of plunder