Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Peres for Prime Minister?

He's at it again! Why oh why does Shimon Peres think that he's going to be able to lead a lacklustre Labour party to victory this time after losing so many elections?

Since rising to prominence in the Labour party in the 1970s, the country's most famous political octogenarian has led the way from one failure to the next. I've actually lost count of the elections he's lost - can anyone help on that one? He even managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory to somehow manage to lose the Presidential election to Moshe Katzav - a quite astonishing feat considering that given the choice between hearing Katzav speak and watching paint dry, I'd be getting ready for the Tamobour emulsion.

That Labour doesn't have anyone coming through the ranks is no reason to keep flogging a (long) dead horse. Peres should do the dignified thing and quit whilst he's behind.

Gilly

1 comment:

ifyouwillit said...

The fact the government created a post for him a few months ago seems to speak for itself.

I think he's one of those national figures that have to keep popping up so people remember they he is still around!