And did we mention that this is the party that gave us the double-billing travel expenses suspect Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. Then there's former finance minister Avraham Hirschson, a man on trial for bilking hundreds of thousands of dollars from the ministry, in monthly payments of cash-filled envelopes. Further down you have compulsive subject of police investigations Tzahi Hanegbi, known in his younger days as a Likud prince and far-right activist. At #2 you have Worst-Transportation-Minister-Ever Shaul Mofaz, a man whose statements are so asinine and pointless he is rarely even quoted anymore. Livni, you can't deny that there's a serious drop-off in Kadima after our esteemed Foreign Minister. Or Housing Minister Lieberman, whose first act is to build a moat around Umm al-Fahm.
Sometimes I see Ben Hartman the Justice Minister, trying to force through poll taxes and Hebrew- only literacy tests for the ballot boxes in future Israeli elections. Or there's Lieberman as Education Minister, teaching Israeli High School Civics classes that loyalty tests as a requirement of citizenship are essential to any functioning democracy. This is where the visions start of Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman banging his shoe a la Krushchev against the podium at the United Nations, crying out for Israel to bomb the Aswan Dam. In an election where truth has been stranger than fiction , no spectacle could be more bizarre than the meteoric rise of Avigdor Lieberman and his Yisrael Beiteinu party.