Election Day has finally arrived in Israel. Surprisingly, considering the amount of electioneering, propaganda and public relations that have been dominating the airwaves and media for the last few months, some people are still undecided.
For those people, and for any interested readers who cannot vote but are curious about the elections, here are some election guides from the Israeli media.
The Jerusalem Post provides a useful Election Day guide regarding the logistics and practicalities of the voting process.
The Jerusalem Post provides a very clever Election Day Compass to help you decide which party most closely fulfills your political wishes.
And just in case all this is not enough, the Jerusalem Post printed a “Guide to the Perplexed” -an overview of all the main parties, their platforms and their leading candidates.
To finish off on a lighter note,
borrowed copied stolen from David, some great politician jokes:
What happens if a politician drowns in a river? That is pollution.
What happens if all of them drown? That is solution!!!
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
~Aesop, Greek slave & fable author
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumb.
~Plato, ancient Greek Philosopher
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
~Nikita Khrushchev, Russian Soviet politician
When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become Prime Minister; I’m beginning to believe it.
~Quoted in ‘Clarence Darrow for the Defense’ by Irving Stone.
Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel.
~John Quinton, American actor/writer
Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.
~Oscar Ameringer, “the Mark Twain of American Socialism.”
I offered my opponents a deal: “if they stop telling lies about me, I will stop telling the truth about them”.
~Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952..
A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.
~Texas Guinan. 19th century American businessman
I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
~Charles de Gaulle, French general & politician
Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.
~Doug Larson (English middle-distance runner who won gold medals at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris, 1902-1981)
The problem with political jokes is they get elected.
~ Variously attributed to Will Rogers and George Bernard Shaw
Just remember: Vote early! Vote often! (Just kidding of course).
And may the best man or woman win!