Thursday, January 05, 2006

The World is Too Much With Us

I never thought of Ariel Sharon as someone I would like to know personally, but I've noticed that many effective politicians are people I don't like. On the other hand, the few nice people I know who tried careers in politics have not been successful, even after they won elections. That all seems beside the point when you're talking about World Leaders. Having the responsibility for the security of millions of people is not a job I would want, and I was counting on Sharon to do it. I was counting on what seemed to be his evolving understanding of the uses of power. I was counting on his ushering in a new beginning. Now it's past tense, and I'm deeply concerned. And sad.

7 comments:

Tamar said...

Savtadotty, I hear you and am holding our little Land (ha'aretz ha'k'tana)in my thoughts.

Montanus said...

I read his book, "Warrior" and I was impressed. Driving into work this morning, I listened to National Public Radio, and they were crowing about his condition. They got Israeli Journalists on the telephone who talked about what a bad person he was. I thought even for National Public Radio, that was in really poor taste.

Udge said...

I agree. A sad day for him, Israel and us all.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

I'm worried. He seemed sensible. The world needs all the sense it can get.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Yes, that is indeed unfortunate. He is a jewel.

Lucy Stern said...

I wonder what will happen now.

sirbarrett said...

He had a long go at things and a lot yet to accomplish. Now it's like watching a movie where the tape cuts out just before it's over, only this is real. What's going to happen? I don't know, but it's sad. I hope that others will continue in his footsteps.