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<A HREF="http://sports.espn.go.com/rpm/racing/f1/news/story?id=4305770" TARGET="_blank">http://sports.espn.go.com/rpm/...05770</A><p><i>LONDON -- Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone faced criticism from politicians and Jewish groups Saturday after being quoted as saying that Adolf Hitler "got things done."<p>In an interview with London's The Times newspaper, Ecclestone expressed a preference for "strong leaders," citing former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher and Max Mosley, outgoing head of Formula One's governing body, as examples.<p>He was quoted as saying that democracy "hasn't done a lot of good for many countries -- including this one."<p>"In a lot of ways, terrible to say this I suppose, but apart from the fact that Hitler got taken away and persuaded to do things that I have no idea whether he wanted to do or not, he was in the way that he could command a lot of people, able to get things done," Ecclestone was quoted as saying.<p>"In the end he got lost, so he wasn't a very good dictator."<p>Ecclestone also said the West had been wrong to depose Iraq's Saddam Hussein, saying: "He was the only one who could control that country."<p>The Board of Deputies of British Jews told The Times that Ecclestone's views were "quite bizarre," and Jewish Chronicle editor Stephen Pollard said he was "either an idiot or morally repulsive." Labour Party lawmaker Denis MacShane told the newspaper that the remarks revealed ignorance of history and "a complete lack of judgment."<p>Calls to Ecclestone's London office were not immediately returned Saturday.<p>Ecclestone, who owns F1's commercial rights, is no stranger to controversial remarks. He once said women should dress in white "like all other domestic appliances."<p>In The Times interview, Ecclestone said that had been a joke, adding: "I would love to have a good lady race driver and preferably black and Jewish, too, but they might take maternity leave."<p><br>Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press<br></i><p>Time to go bye bye Bernie. This is the 21st century, not the 1950's or worse. <p>
 

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LOL that guy is nuts but damn funny . <p>Like all other domestic appliances . <p>I will have to tell the wife that and see what she says lol
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Chilled Man</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">... Like all other domestic appliances . <p>I will have to tell the wife that and see what she says lol </TD></TR></TABLE><p>When you do, make sure you're wearing a flak jacket and helmet. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Unfortunately, since Mosely's video taped bondage romp with hookers in Nazi garb was insufficient to get rid of him, I doubt old Bernie has anything to worry about. The FIA won't even fine him.
 

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I would seriously like to know who thinks these guys actually are doing a good service to Formula 1; if such a person exists please present your case so that I may have some perspective on why they are still around because as it stands...I'm at a complete loss.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>thesternowl</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I would seriously like to know who thinks these guys actually are doing a good service to Formula 1; if such a person exists please present your case so that I may have some perspective on why they are still around because as it stands...I'm at a complete loss.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Bernie is a complete <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> from beginning to end. He has so much control over F1, it makes me <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Bernie is so rich he can afford to ignore the first rule of holes: when you're in a hole stop digging.<p>Bernie keeps digging... From Autoblog<p><I>After attempting to clarify and apologize for his recent and controversial professed admiration for Adolf Hitler's ability to "get things done," F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has reportedly added fuel to the fire by <B>blaming "the Jews" for failing to address the worldwide banking crisis</B>. <p>Ecclestone apparently issued the controversial comments in response to calls made for his resignation by the community advocacy organization World Jewish Congress. According to Ecclestone, <B>"It's a pity they didn't sort the banks out.... They have a lot of influence everywhere." </B>He would go on to add that his colleague – FIA president Max Mosley, the fascist leader's son who made headlines for allegedly engaging in a Nazi-themed S&M orgy with several prostitutes – would make a good prime minister. </I>
 

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Wow. Having that much wealth must really tweak your brain. I wonder if he was like this many moons ago. <p>However, now the guy is beyond <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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