In a stunning joint announcement this afternoon, US President Obama, Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi and Russian president, Dimitri Medvedev, said that they have formed a lounge act based on the famed Rat Pack of Sammy Davis, Jr., Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.
"We were out one night in London at some karaoke bar and Silvio coaxed us up on stage and it just kind of all came together. People were cheering and whistling. We had a blast, man" said President Obama. "What better way to get nations to come together than through music and snappy banter?"
Prime Minister Berlusconi continued, " Being Italian, I have such a great respect for all things Sinatra and am honored to celebrate our shared heritage this way. Barack is a natural showman and his athleticism shows in his tap numbers. And, Dimitri--what can you say about this guy? He's got that "Dino" routine down pat, from the crooning to the double entendre jokes to the ubiquitous scotch and cigarette in his hands. He can be quite the heart throb when he gets a couple of drinks in him, which is pretty much all the time," which evoked guffaws from the other two men.
The three world leaders will continue to work on their act while Obama remains in Europe. No Las Vegas opening date has been set, but all of the big name venues are already prepared to bid on what has been tentatively dubbed "The Rat Pack Revisited, The World Stimulus Tour."