Who would win in a fist fight between Tzipi Livni and Sarah Palin?

By Daniella Peled
September 15, 2008

Who would win in a fist fight between Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin and Kadima leadership candidate Tzipi Livni?

Thus ran the idle debate in the pub yesterday afternoon, where Mossad-trained Livni was deemed the sharper, swifter opponent, but Palin was ultimately ruled to have the muscular advantage, what with all that moose pie and elk steak she must eat (not to mention the hunting, killing and butchering of it).

And yet the prospect of these two women actually facing off against each other (diplomatically rather than in a slapping contest) might not be beyond the realms of possibility.

Livni will find out this Wednesday whether her party will choose her as leader over her rival Shaul Mofaz. If she then manages to form a government and isn't forced into early elections (admittedly, an unlikely prospect), then bingo, she gets to be PM.

If John McCain wins the presidential elections in November, and then (there's no delicate way of putting it) keels over, then that puts Palin in the hot seat too.

OK, it is all a bit far-fetched. But all very amusing to think about over Sunday lunch.




Thu, 09/18/2008 - 13:33

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If blokes had come up with this line, it would justifiably be called sexism. Not amusing, not clever.


Mon, 09/22/2008 - 17:08

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I would presume that Zipi was taught Krav Magr during her short stay with those on King Saul Boulevard, so she should win hands down!


Mon, 10/06/2008 - 21:09

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Palin is better dressed, has better hair and is much better public speaker (as much as the US press tends to crucify her on this point, Livni has made a career of saying little and when it comes to speeches in English - well - let's just not go there....)

Read this excellent post that talks a bit to the requirements for the job Livni aspires to:
Nothing new under the sun

Melvyn Kohn

Sat, 10/11/2008 - 11:28

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If Palin is the much better public speaker, God help Israel! Martin Samuel in the Times this week noted that comedians no longer parody Palin, they just repeat her gibberish for comic effect. I put up an example on my JC blog page so you can see.
This is not a plug for Obama, BTW, both sides are deep trouble for the world.
Homer Simpson would make a better president that either the Dem of GOP candidate.


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