Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Olmert Booed and Jeered in Disastrous Speech

Olmert arrived to speak at the Jewish Agency’s MASA meant to connect disaspora Jews with Israel. As he arrived an announcement was made asking the crowd to stand, very few stood, despite repeated pleas for the people to rise for the Prime Minister. As he began speaking he was booed with shouts of 'Boged' 'Traitor' or 'Gush Katif.'

To silence them larger speakers were turned on playing music which drowned out both the hecklers and Olmert's speech as well. In the middle of the speech Olmert suddenly switched to English and attempted to connect himself to Ariel Sharon's legacy. He then finished by advising the heavily Russian crowd not to drink too much. The result was a deathly uncomfortable silence instead of applause. Mattvei Ganapolsky who was in charge of the evening stepped out on stage pleading with the audience to applaud. After several futile attempts Ganapolsky exclaimed, "But it's the head of your government." All the response consisted of a few weak claps and Olmert departed unapplauded.

Ultimately once again this demonstrates that Olmert is merely a political hack lacking the charisma and the people skills of any of his predecesors. There is an unavoidable slimy taint to his his self-serving speeches, his arrogant smirks and oily advances. While the major papers predictably described Olmert's speech as a success, mentioning only a brief interruption by a few hecklers, it was yet another uncomfortable failed interaction between Olmert and the Israeli public. Sharon and Olmert succesfully seized power by destroying the two major political parties from within. Now one of them has joined the living dead and the other is holding on to power by his fingernails. With Bush having essentially already turned down funding, Olmert is set for yet another humiliating public apperance the media will desperately scramble to cover up.


JH said...

Ouch. Once again proving that the people choose their leaders and leaders do not choose their people.

Lemon Lime Moon said...

Night of the Living Dead!!! Starring Arik Sharon as the Zombie from Gehinom who stalks the innocent by day and night. Playing is deformed slave is Ehud Olmert, who many will remember as star of his own film "Bonzo Goes to Jerusalem" and the memorable army training film:" Dont let this Happen to YOU!" which boosted Penicillin sales in Israel dramatically.
Also starring in the film will be Yossi Beilin as a tree stump that came to life, and such other famous dead stars as Cary Grant(as the hero), Lila Lee as the love interest, Bruce Lee, Christopher Lee, Li Lee, Wang Li Wong, and Gorki the Wonder Dog as the faithful old "shep".
Former members of Pol Pots regime have been hired to play roles as policemen.
It debuted at the Cannes Film Festival this week to shouts and claps for the true to life portrait it painted of the Zombie like creature who haunts Israel.
Its a must see!!

Ehud said...

As a graduate of the "toastmasters club", a professional speakers organization, I find it is not helpful to hint that your audience are drunks during a speech.
It can result in severe bodily injury for the speaker!
Do not take this lightly, I have seen this up close and personal.
Sorry for poor typing but, as a result of being thrown from the dais to the orchestra pit, I sustained several broken ribs

Keliata said...

After the travesty at Amona and illegal rise to power did Olmert really expect a warm welcome? Kinda delusional if you ask me.

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