07 May 2008

Police vs Olmert - round 5

So far Olmert has survived four investigations that ended with police and prosecution cleaning some egg off their faces. There are few other ongoing investigations in more or less moribund state.

Thus the sudden appearance of yet another case out of nowhere (an IBM salesman would call it a "blue bird") is a real gift for some PM hopefuls. Especially after reading something like this:

"But this time seems very serious, and it seems eventually, we don't know if it will be days, weeks or months, in the end, he may not be able to continue to be prime minister," one source said.
Sweet dreams. There is not much to go by meanwhile, mostly due to the gag order still maintained by the court.

So I wouldn't bet my last hard-earned shekel on the success of police in this (or any other) case, nor would I bet against such eventuality. And, of course, one just has to consider another angle:
"We need to look into the conduct of the systems that lead the investigations…since he was elected, the prime minister did not have one moment of rest. This is an abnormal situation, it's unhealthy and unnatural." The senior Kadima source said.
Which is kind of true too. There definitely is something akin to a hunter's excitement "wow, here he is, let's see if we can bag this one" in the air with at least three recent PMs. It has become a kind of national pastime - watching the Wile E. Coyote vs Road Runner - like activities focused on one goal only - to get The Man, no matter what.

All this is not to say that I am getting sentimental about Olmert. Far from it. On the other hand, the natural question of his possible replacement fills me by dread.

On yet another hand... no, I am allowed only two hands, so enough already. Duh.

Anyhow, happy Independence Day:

No, this is definitely not the one I meant. Here is the one:

Uhu. Cool.