President Napolitano today appointed Mario Monti, the President of Bocconi University and Ex European Commisioner, to the honor of Life Senator. It was a shrewd political move. As of today, Mr Monti is no longer a “technocrat”, representing the “masonic and “plutocratic” vested interests of “financiers”. He is a Senator of the Republic (albeit a non elected one). This is a sort of -“Sicilian Defense”-opening in the Chess Game to be played by Napolitano, the one where the Horses move to protect the King.