Ex-minister Nakagawa accosted Vatican statue, set off alarms

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Not long after his drunken appearance at the G7 conference last week, ex-finance minister Shoichi Nakagawa set of the security alarm system at the Vatican Museum by stepping over the barrier protecting the famed Laocoon statue, pictured here. Totally embarrassing, and not very strong evidence against his claim that he was not drunk. Would a guy who was so sick that he had to OD on cold meds be misbehaving at a museum with his politician pals just a few hours later? Not so much. He also accosted a few other statues that weren’t supposed to be touched (obviously) in front of museum officials.

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