Sunday, October 26, 2008
So far the number of candidates has been whittled down to three, and I think it's time to take a look at their campaign posters.
Moshe Abutbul of Shas is the nominal frontrunner. But "Let the Residents Win"--well, like, duh? Whoever gets the majority of the vote gets elected, which means that the residents win, right? What, anybody who doesn't vote for you is not a resident?
Shalom Lerner of the Beyachad ("Together") party is, as mentioned earlier, my preferred candidate. But, "Together With Shalom Lerner to the Mayoralty"--that's just, well, bland. And a pretty poor pun to poot--er, boot.
Daniel Vaknin of Likud is both the incumbent and hopelessly behind in the polls. And no wonder, considering his slogan: "Leadership With Experience". Buddy, George W. Bush has 8 years of leadership experience, but I doubt anyone would elect him, either.
TODAY'S BOOK: "The Magic Hat of Mortimer Wintergreen", by Myron Levoy ((c) 1988)