WE ARE WITNESSING TWO HIGH STAKES POLITICAL DRAMAS ON OPPOSITE ENDS OF THE WORLD.
In Israel, the crazy electoral system has created a mish mash that should favor the right wing as Bibi tries to build a coalition.Placing the secular Lieberman and the orthodox Shas together,is something that only a Yaakov Neeman can accomplish.He is representing Bibi,and is the best lawyer-negotiator in Israel,known for the Neeman Commisssion on conversion.
Livni will offer the moon to get Lieberman on board.She would also reach out to Labor and Shas.
The problem for her is that Lieberman wants an end to Hamas,and she could not promise that.
Here in Washington,one gets the impression that the the Dems in the House,are trying to cross the red line that the 3 Republicans and Sen. Nelson of Nebraska have drawn.Their idea is that the Rep. will never fillibuster.
It's not over until the fat lady sings,and the White House flexes its muscle with Pelosi-Stay tuned to both developing stories.