Monday, January 5, 2015

Yair Lapid Admits "I Was Power Drunk" As Finance Minister

In Israel, journalists use their public presence to launch political careers.

The problem is that many of them have little intellectual substance. 

Lapid is one such individual who had great media presence but rode the coat tails of his much more intelligent and accomplished late father, Tommy Lapid.

This is the inevitable result of electing people, or hiring them because of their family name.

The name gets you in the door, but is not necessarily career-sustaining.