Roger L. Simon

A tale of grown-ups

Haaretz has an interesting story about Ehud Olmert’s “dovish wife” at the moment of the Israeli PM’s visit to Washington: The role of prime minister’s wife generally does not carry the privileges – or the restrictions – that it does in other countries. She is not entitled to a government car or driver, nor to an office or secretary, though she does have a modest clothing allowance. Well, better than nothing.