Thursday, March 19, 2009
Bibi And Barak or "If You Thought Likud Was Right Wing, You Goofed"
When I heard Bibi Netanyahu last summer at the International Jewish Blogger Convention, it just reconfirmed what I had thought all along. Bibi sees himself as Centrist, not Right and will do anything to build a Center, even Center-Left coalition.
Bibi wants Barak. He doesn't want Avigdor Lieberman as his second in command. Bibi isn't interested in having the National Union in his government, either, though he'll try to make a deal with the NRP. And the NRP, (call it Jewish Home if you want, but it's still the NRP,) shorn of its principled idealists who went to the NU, will happily find an excuse to be part of the Bibi coalition.