I must admit that I was one of the many who used to respect him and anxiously awaited his term as Prime Minister. Yes, that was when he was Mayor of Jerusalem and touting Jewish Rights to the Land of Israel. That's when we saw him as a proud Israeli of Betar Revisionist background and ideology.
Foolishly I had no doubts that he'd be the Prime Minister the country truly needed, and still needs.
Olmert conned us, tricked us. All the while he spoke as a patriot, he had already adopted his wife's rabid, extreme, loony Left policies. He was a "sleeper," just waiting for his chance to reveal his true self.
Now, it's up to Israel's Judicial to make Ehud Olmert pay for his crimes in this world, Olam HaZeh, while the True Judge, G-d will work out his account in Olam HaBa, the World to Come.
No surprise that this has happened in the Jewish Month of Elul, the month we're supposed to reflect and repent, do Tshuva.