Two cheers for democracy

Likud primary voters largely opted to reward legislative and ministerial achievement – as they should.

December 4, 2012 13:53
Long line at Likud primary

Long line at Likud primary 370. (photo credit: Lahav Harkov)

To all those pundits who have been bemoaning the primary losses of Likud’s “most respectable and presentable ministers,” as one put it, I’d like to pose one simple question: Can anyone point to anything substantive that Dan Meridor, Benny Begin and Michael Eitan actually accomplished during all their decades in the Knesset? A signature piece of legislation? An important ministerial policy?

Because offhand, I can’t – and I probably follow politics more closely than most voters. Yet I can easily list some substantive achievements for most of the younger politicians who beat them out on this year’s Likud slate.


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