I have always been astonished by the stubborn refusal of some people to recognize when the time has come to gracefully step back. Whether it's Ehud Olmert's desperate attempt to hold on to power, Hillary Clinton's refusal to concede the Democratic nomination, or my own son's insistence on continuing an argument with his sister until she's nearly in tears, I am always seized by the overwhelming desire to shout "Give it up already!" Why are some people so possessed by the need to prove that they are right, even in the face of what is clearly a lost cause? I would rather swallow my pride, admit defeat, and hopefully preserve a bit of dignity.
I think that I will send our buddy the Prime Minister a little present. Maybe this book can teach him to stop being such a big baby and take responsibility for his actions. The jig is up, Ehud. Time to take it like a man.