Monday, November 21, 2005
I still remember running for Vice President of the student council back in 5th grade (a prestigious post if ever there was one). I also remember not winning despite my OBVIOUS qualifications as a candidate. But even more importantly, I remember the race consisting of 3 candidates: 2 boys and a girl. Guess who won.
When Sharon leaves the Likud, the race to succeed him as party chairman is expected to be tight. Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom, Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz, Education Minister Limor Livnat and Agriculture Minister Yisrael Katz announced that they would join former prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Likud rebel leader Uzi Landau and party activist Moshe Feiglin in the race.
Now, I'm not trying to call Amir Peretz a little girl -- not with that mustache -- but there are some striking parallels here, and they're making me a little nervous. If I'd wanted to live in a socialist cesspool of an "economy" I could have stayed in the US and voted for.... oh never mind.