Thursday, September 18, 2008

Bye-Bye Olmert and Mofaz, Hello Livni

Yesterday's Kadima leadership elections could not have produced a better outcome. Tzipi Livni, the most qualified candidate, won, and the least qualified candiate, Shaul Mofaz, lost, albeit by a very small margin, and is now taking a break from politics. Good riddance. Don't come back. Your services will not be required. In fact, because of your service, many people will have to work hard to clear the mess you left in the army and the ministries of defense and transportation.

Tzipi Livni's victory without a runoff also brings Ehud Olmert closer to the end of his prime ministership and his political career. Now, by the time Attorney General Menny Mazuz decides whether to prosecute him for corruption, as the police has recommended, he probably will no longer be in office. Indeed, Ehud Olmert may not only be nearing the end of his life as a politician, but he might also be nearing the end of his life as a free man.

I must say I don't like Livni as much as I used to, but of all the people in Kadima she is the best person for the job of prime minister. She'd also be better than Labor's Ehud Barak and Likud's Benjamin Netanyahu.


  1. Do you think in an election Kadima will be returned to power?

  2. If Livni fails to form a coalition in the current Knesset and the elections will be held in the next few months, then no, Likud's Benjamin Netanyahu would become prime minister.

    If Livni manages to form a coalition that lasts all the way to the regularly scheduled election in 2010 then it all depends on how successful and popular a prime minister she will be. She might pull it off.

  3. Aaaarrghgh... not Bibi, pleaeazzze... Run to the hills!!!