Sunday, September 23, 2007
The Olmert Troika
Olmert has established a "ruling mini-cabinet" that would have the authority to revoke any previous cabinet decisions. His partners are Finance Minister Ronnie Bar-On and Justice Minister Daniel Friedmann.
Of course, he's explaining that it will just add "efficiency" to the over-sized cabinet, but its power is dangerous. And about "efficiency," nothing is more efficient than a dictatorship.
It, obviously, does not include representatives of his coalition partners. And, yes, they are furious. Let's see what they will do. Most of them are too greedy to vote against the government, because they don't want to lose out on their cushy ministerial salaries and future MK pensions.