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By Diogenes (articles ) | May 25, 2010

Hats off to Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov. The man doesn't take offense lightly.

When he arrived in Rome for a state visit, a band was playing at the airport welcoming ceremony, and the Bulgarian flag was flying-- upside down.

Then he met with Pope Benedict XVI, and Vatican TV carried a report, identifying Borisov and his companions as members of a delegation from Macedonia.

Nevertheless his quick visit to Rome was "a big success," Borisov told reporters. "There were no gaffes," he insisted.  

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  • Posted by: kmbold - May. 26, 2010 1:12 PM ET USA

    I love his humility,

  • Posted by: cloudchaser64 - May. 25, 2010 8:35 PM ET USA

    Sounds like Bulgaria would be a great place to take a tour. I would like to meet the PM.