Sunday, December 02, 2007

Fools rush in...

Abdulhadi Majali has been elected yet again as the speaker of the house. This time, the seat was contested by Falak Jama’ani, who is in her second term in the parliament. Heavyweights such as Abdelrauf Rawabdeh and Sa’ad Hayel Surour haven’t even bothered to try in the last couple of years. Instead, they got Mamdouh Abbadi to be elected as the speaker’s deputy in exchange for their support of Abdulhadi. Falak insisted on running. As they say, fools rush in where angels fear to tread. She was beaten 80 to 21.

That adds up to one hundred and one. What about the other nine, you may ask. Eight ballot papers had no name and the ninth was for Khalil Atieh, who wasn’t running.

Now, I understand that sometimes one is faced with life-changing decisions, and it is difficult to make a choice. But for the life of me, what is so complicated about this one? I mean, if a deputy can’t make a simple decision like choosing he he/she wants to be as a speaker, then what the hell are they doing there in the first place? What is going to happen when they are faced with the budget, the new income tax law, and other, important, issues? Simply put in a blank piece of paper? I have a better suggestion: GO HOME!

6 Comments:

At 6:36 AM, Blogger Masalha1 said...

Khalaf,
This is just the beginning, some of those members don't even know how to read or right, let alone legislate, thanks to those who boycotted the election, and thanks to the state of the art voting law, thanks to those who sold their votes to the highest bidder, thanks to the government for looking the other way during the voters registration process.
Thank you all NOW we have a 110 members half of which are ignorants, and the other half are either corrupted, consumed, or just for decoration purposes.
MAY GOD BLESS JORDAN.

 
At 12:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maslaha,
thank you for righting the write thing

 
At 2:46 PM, Anonymous Batir Wardam and I do not want a blogger account said...

Let us see the positives here. The mere fact that 20 deputies did vote for Falak (A women) is a good progress. They even managed to stick with their opinion against the stick and carrot policy of Majali that proved successful in the last decade. As for the non-determined this is their right if they see that both are not good. If I were a member of the parliament I would have put a white paper.

 
At 7:18 PM, Blogger Mohanned said...

A house with majali as his speaker and a senate with gallab as a member!!
Ya far7eti...
The 80 who voted for majali are the problem..

Peace..

 
At 7:55 PM, Anonymous Ahmad Al-Sholi said...

the empty nine as I read today are guessed as 6 for the IAF people who still did not get orders to stay or resign, the other 3 stands for an attitude :)

 
At 12:50 AM, Anonymous AlurduniAlhurr said...

"Heavyweights such as Abdelrauf Rawabdeh and Sa’ad Hayel Surour haven’t even bothered to try in the last couple of year"
When are we going to get ride of those charlatans????

 

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