It seems that not everyone who commented bothered to actually read it. I hope that you do take the time and not just get all riled up at the title. As I explain in the article, MKs, especially coalition MKs are subject to restrictions.

Those of us who respect and admire and agree with Caroline Glick would like to see her wielding more power, not muzzled. Prime Minister Netanyahu needs someone on the Likud list to attract Right voters, since Feiglin's fans have deserted the Likud. That's why Feiglin did so poorly in the primaries. Here it is: "Caroline Glick as Likud MK, Muzzled Window-Dressing" As a long-time political observer and pundit based here in the Heartland of the Jewish Nation, there are a few unpleasant things I've learned about Israeli Government/politics:

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•Knesset Members have very little actual power.
•Government Coalition members have even less power.
•Coalition and Party Discipline can be very effective muzzles.
•Actual Government policy is made by the Prime Minister and his/her "Kitchen Cabinet."
•The Israeli Supreme Court considers itself well above the Government and makes decisions that effectively cancel legal laws.

Caroline Glick is certainly one of the most brilliant and bold political pundits/journalists in Israel. It's very rare that I have disagreed with her articles. If Caroline Glick was to be appointed to an actual policy making position in government, I'd be overjoyed, but that isn't the story. It has been "leaked" by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's staff that he is seriously thinking of offering her one of his choice spots on the Likud list.

Netanyahu’s associates said Glick was among multiple candidates being considered for the 11th and 23rd slots on the Likud list that Netanyahu has at his disposal. (Jerusalem Post) Many, many Israelis and pro-Israelis are overjoyed at the thought of Caroline Glick being in the Knesset. They envision her hard-hitting opinions being broadcast far and wide from the Knesset. They envision the initiator of Latma to be in a policy making position. They dream that Glick's policies will be the Israeli ones, rather than the weak Centrist-Left that have been endangering us.

But that's not how it works. Israelis will vote for Caroline Glick, but we'll still get the same Center-Left Bibi we've had now for years. Bibi runs a tight ship. He's not going to give her any freedom of expression. Caroline Glick won't be in a policy-making position. She'll just be Right window dressing. It's because I agree with and respect Caroline Glick that I want her to stay on the outside where she won't be muzzled and disciplined. We need an "untied" Caroline Glick!!

I first wrote this on my personal blog, Shiloh Musings,

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