Things are getting rougher than a sandpaper thong for Middle East rulers

The intoxicating whiff of revolution can spread like a forest fire fanned by winds of discontent.
Which is why there is a domino effect blowing in the Middle East wind.
First it was Tunisia, and now it’s spread to Egypt and Jordan.
Jordan’s King Abdullah II fired his government and named a new prime minister today in an attempt to get ahead of street protests.
Of course, it may be too little, too late for him to ignite a process of genuine political reform.
Meanwhile, Egyptians remain as angry red as the wattles of a turkey gobbler.
Everybody in Egypt seems to be taking to the street, raising their right arms in the air like an army of breathing and sweating Statues of Liberty.
Estimates of the crowd in Cairo today ranged from 200,000 to two million. That, of course, is a wide range. But try counting that pulsating and hyperkinetic crowd on your fingers. It ain’t easy.
And the protests are spilling over to other Egyptian cities, including an estimated 250,000 in Sinai.
Apparently nobody is going to work or to school in Egypt anymore.
One Egyptian who is not dancing in the streets is President Hosni Mubarak and it’s not because of his distaste for Martha & The Vandellas. If Mubarak is smart, he’ll get out of Dodge ASAP because the sun has set on any Kumbaya outlook. Like a wet Post-it note, he ain’t gonna stick.

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