Monday, June 20, 2005

The future PM?

I like to think of myself as occupying middle ground in Israeli politics. It's not uncommon for many Anglos to take the 'right' route and go all nationalistic, while a few head 'leftwards'. I take an interest, doesn't everybody in this country, but it's not my be all and end all. It's sure not going to play too much of a role in my postings. Though as life in this country often evolves around politics and manipulating, lying, cheating, hanging-on-to-their-seats-at-all-costs politicians, there may come a time when us something somethings lose it and bore you rigid with a rant or two.

Like today, for example. The guys over at Labor (think Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres and Ehud 'Ben Kenobe' Barak) are currently in the buildup to new primaries, where the next head of the party will be elected. I'm finding it very hard to believe that the guy in the pic below, Amir Peretz, is heading for a possible shock victory. He's currently just behind the eternal loser Shimon Peres and his momentum is building. Apart from that dead hamster above his lip, can't anyone else see him for the camera-hugging, loud-mouthed opportunist that he appears to be?
Ahh, just figured it. He has an orange flag in his office, to give him a bit of 'right appeal'...

3 comments:

as said...

know exactly what you mean. this guy is a joke.

treppenwitz said...

... and here I was thinking I was the last surviving Israeli centrist. I guess there's plenty of empty room here in the center, so why not? Mind a little company? :-)

He said...

Tons of space. Make yourself comfortable!