Monday, December 5, 2005

It's a Ball Game

If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen
This saying was a favorite of President Harry S. Truman.

Last night it seemed like Uzi Landau was dropping out of the race for head of Likud, but his staff denied it. Today they announced that he's holding a press conference, and it is strongly believed that he is getting out of the "kitchen." He'll be backing Bibi, something I had suspected months ago.

That doesn't stop other hopefuls, like Yisrael Katz, from dreaming that they will inherit his support. I had already been advising people to vote Feiglin in the internal Likud elections. And since it would take a total miracle for Feiglin to take over the Likud, then vote National Union in the elections.

I feel sorry for all of our friends who were backing Uzi, the "ozeless."* They kept urging me to stop pointing out his faults and weaknesses, nebich. I wonder which one of them came up with the Harry Truman line he used in lots of interviews.

Well, I'm glad that he finally listened to Truman, who also had a sign saying: "The buck stops here."

We have a lot of work to do, and I wouldn't waste my energy on the Likud.

Don't give up! Remember,
It ain't over till it's over. Yogi Berra

*oze means strength in Hebrew


yitz said...

Yeah, it ain't over - 'specially after today's Pigua in Netanya.

BTW, Marzel, Eidelberg, and 2 others will be speaking at the Israel Center Thursday night...

Anonymous said...

Landau's quitting the race and endorsing Netanyahu show his vaunted integrity for what it is...a sham.

He has now shown himself to be a stalking horse who never really sought leadership. Otherwise his endorsement of Netanyahu, who did nothing about the expulsion until well after it was too late, makes NO sense.

It also makes perfectly clear that he stood for nothing, other than "Vote for me, I'll get a better deal."

Batya said...

My gut feeling on this is that he was pushed and prodded and propped into running. And then once he saw how pathetically he was doing, he quit.

He doesn't have the fire. Some of his close supporters were shocked and upset.