Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Too clever for our own good?

As far as I can recall, I was never before this undecided so close to an election. In fact, YZG and I didn’t make a final decision until right before we headed to the polling station this morning, and many of our friends and relatives seemed to be in the same boat.

In the end, YZG and I decided to be oh-so-clever and deliberately split our votes: one of us voted strategically, and the other voted ideologically*.

Hopefully, we won’t come to regret our decision.

May these elections bring besurot tovot, yeshu’ot, and nechamot (good tidings, salvation, and consolation) for Am Yisrael, Eretz Yisrael, and Torat Yisrael.


* In case you’re wondering who did the dirty work, let me state for the record that YZG – ever the gentleman – offered to do the strategic voting.

Who ever said that chivalry is dead? smile_regular


  1. LOL - kol hakavod on the chivalry.

    My wife and I both voted strategically.

    I'm happy we both did -- every vote counted.

    May we merit Hashem's blessings -- the rain today was a good start.

  2. We also decided on the way to the polls to split our votes, but this year we had three to split-two voted strategically, one idealogically.
    It will be interesting to see what happens now.

  3. Jameel - May we merit Hashem's blessings
    אמן כן יהי רצון

    Malke - Mazal tov on reaching the stage where one of your children is BA"H old enough to vote!
    P.S. I assume that M. was the ideological voter?

  4. I'm pretty cynical about it all, because after being elected the MK's do other than they promised.

    But I did campaign for Ichud Le'umi.

  5. Batya - Sadly, we've all become very cynical - which is why so many Israelis resorted to strategic voting this time...

  6. No, surprisingly enough it was me

  7. Malke - Are lawyers allowed to be idealists?


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