Sunday, January 8, 2006

Just like Rock n Roll

With all that's going on in the Israeli political scene, it reminds me of that old Rock n Roll line from :
Whole lot of shaking going on by Bill Haley and His Comets
It sure does!

Arik Sharon, who not even the most "optimistic" prognosis, will no longer be Prime Minister, is under deep sedation in Jerusalem's Hadassa Hospital, Ein Kerem. In the meantime, Israeli politicians seem to be running around, like chickens without heads.

Actually, I'd like to correct that. Everybody but Ehud Olmert is running around clueless. I'd say the Olmert is well prepared for his new role. That's not to say that I want him as Prime Minister. Though I must admit that I did predict that he'd hold the office. He has more administrative experience than any other politician. He was Mayor of Jerusalem and was a very involved mayor. Most other Knesset Members and ministers are incapable of running their offices, while Olmert ran a city, one of the most complex in the world.

On the left, the Labor Party is trying to convince its members to return from Kadima. And the Likud seems paralyzed, trying to decide whether to stay in the government or not.

Not much is being heard from the NRP, which seems to be like a childless woman desperate to marry before her "biological clock" stops. The only problem is that it wants its partner to adopt all of the traditional NRP "values." And I doubt if it'll find a partner under those conditions.

We don't seem to be hearing much from Moledet and Tekuma, AKA the National Union, which seems to be shorn of Avigdor Lieberman's party.

All the while, thousands of good Jews are still homeless and unemployed. Most haven't received any compensation, and they're living on bank loans and charity.

But the Kadima crowd is jostling for power. And according to the polls, they will do well, but, it's two and a half months before elections, and who knows what will be by then, because there's "a whole lotta shaking going on."

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