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March 29, 2006

I Hope You All Die a Horrible Death; Also, Please Vote for Me

So, the Israeli elections were a crushing defeat for Likud and its leader Bibi Netanyahu.

The truth is I have a soft spot for Netanyahu, because he's such a pure embodiment of the qualities found in most leaders. Specifically, he and his wife apparently hate the country they want to lead. Here she is, grousing back in 2002:

"Bibi is a leader who is greater than this entire country, he really is a leader on a national scale. We'll move abroad. This country can burn. This country can't survive without Bibi."

I've always thought that would make a great, honest campaign slogan for Netanyahu:


Vote Likud!

Posted at March 29, 2006 09:39 AM | TrackBack

How about this one for GWB? "The USA: This country can go bankrupt and get its entire armed forces sucked into a futile war in the desert. Oh, and watch us stand by as its cities get wiped out by natural disasters."

Posted by: jonj at March 29, 2006 11:03 AM

Of course, "a crushing defeat for Likud" doesn't exactly mean "a resounding victory for humanity."

I just wrote to my local paper (the Philadelphia Inquirer, to which, like Atrios, I'm so-frequently hostile) and asked them to refine their descriptions of the three big Israeli political parties. I explained that Labor's not center-left but center; Kadima's not center but right; and Likud's not right but FUCKING NUTS.

Posted by: Sully at March 29, 2006 11:13 AM

Sully, the existence, and worse, the performance of Yisrael Beiteinu (20 seats!) is enough to encourage the Inky to leave their characterizations as is -- Lieberman's party fills the 'f***ing nuts' slot.

Though since I agree with your hierarchy, I guess they'd be 'beyond f***ing nuts'.

Posted by: Nell at March 29, 2006 02:27 PM

I don't know -- I kinda like that remark. It is so All about Eve-ish. I hope it was said while she was throwing on a stole.

And while it might well be the case that Bibi is literally a lycanthrope and needs medical care whenever there is a full moon, many great leaders of the past were werewolves.

Posted by: roger at March 30, 2006 12:03 AM

Thank you thank you.
I'm now obsessed with reading articles about that crazy-ass Sara Netanyahu. If you just google her name you get nutty article after nutty article.
She's bona fide supernutty for sure.
it's great!
Thanks for giving me a purpose in life.

Posted by: Roberto T. at March 31, 2006 08:04 AM