This Daily Star editorial means well, it really does. But who could resist pointing out the little Freudian slip…
“The only long-term solution to Lebanon’s perineal political woes is to completely overhaul the system. That means drafting a new electoral law that provides a basis for genuine representation in the government and creating mechanisms for actually implementing the long-ignored clauses of the Taif Accord.”
I do like an editorial with gumption, one that calls a spade a spade and a perineum a perineum. Here’s the Daily Star’s solution to the crisis:
“President Michel Sleiman can spare us the agony of watching this freak-show of attempted governance any longer by proposing a three-month unity cabinet that takes on the challenge of building a functional political system. Such a temporary government could then work on the urgent tasks of implementing the Taif Accord and drafting a new electoral law before being disbanded in preparation for the creation of a new cabinet. After this exercise, any newly created cabinet would be equipped with tools for actually governing the country, as opposed to merely embarrassing its citizens.”
While he’s at it, I think that President Sleiman should also task the three-month unity cabinet with coming up with a cure for cancer, building a nuclear fusion plant, and solving the Arab-Israeli crisis. You know, just to keep them busy. Implementing the Ta’if Accord isn’t going to take them a whole three months! They’ll have plenty of time to work on other projects too.