I usually delete e-mail from Media Matters without even reading it. But I couldn’t pass on this gem. It seems talk show nutjob Michael Savage had an anti-Olmert outburst on his nationally syndicated radio program. Responding a few nights ago to news that an Israeli police officer committed suicide while French President Nicolas Sarkozy prepared to board a plane, Savage speculated that it wasn’t a suicide at all. No, his sources in Israel suggested it was an attempt on Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s life;
“There is speculation that there was an attempt to kill Olmert because he has sold the country down the river, and he is selling the people to their death—he is leading them to the gas chamber. He is a—the equivalent of those who led the Jews into the gas chambers in World War II, according to many Israelis who see the handwriting on the wall.”
Olmert has been bad—really bad—for Israel. The guy’s main interest is self, prolonging a political career until his countrymen just can’t take it anymore. But only the rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva University and Rabbi Shalom Dov Wolpe have joked/suggested that he should die for his governance.