Apparently Israel has a distinct and unwanted honor. We are probably the democracy with the most corrupt and unwanted leader around. I honestly can’t think of another. We’ve been cheated, weakened, lied to repeatedly and I honestly don’t know a single Israeli who can smile when they say “Ehud Olmert.” Most groan or curse loudly.
I’m reminded of Dr. Seuss’ book, “Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Home.” It’s long been an urban legend that Seuss wrote this book as a plea for Richard Nixon to leave the White House after Watergate but it was written to close to the even to actually have been written for that and we know it certainly wasn’t written for Olmert, and yet few books more clearly express the will of the vast majority of Israelis when they think of Olmert and his government.
Towards the end of the book, the narrator simply begs, Please, please, just go! One can only hope.
YNET, Israel National News and others report:
Despite solemn vows, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will reportedly remain head of the transitional government that would come into being when he quits following the Kadima primary, even if he has been indicted.