Roger L. Simon

A "Squeaker" in Egypt

Mubarak wins with 88% of the vote. We can laugh, but the Big Pharoah takes this much more seriously – and undoubtedly for good reason. BP concludes:

As you all know, I wanted Mubarak to have another term. The coming 6 years are going to be crucial for me personally. I will watch the liberals/progressives/secularists of Egypt during this period? Will they rise up? Can they compete with the Muslim Brotherhood if we had free elections in 2011? If the answer is yes, then I might be staying in Egypt. If the answer is no, then I’m definitely leaving.

Didn’t Alec Baldwin say something similar before the last US presidential election? Of course, in Big Pharoah’s case conditions are, shall we say, a bit more extreme.