My other favorite scenario was equally well received. Cut to Peres slapping Sharon's face over and over again. Peres: "You mean that only works on Vulcans?" (Embarssed shrug, put Sharon head back on pillow. Fluff pillow awkwardly.)
Becky, by the way, deserves much praise for her patiece in remaining married to me for nearly 15 years.
More seriously, the question of what happens next starts to loom really large. Sharon could fall anywhere on a scale from fully recovered (considered almost impossible at this point) to non-functional. Assuming he is not able to run himself, he may still remain a key player in Israeli politics.
If Sharon is able to chose his own successor, perhaps even engage in some light campaigning for Kadima, odds are good Kadima will win by the expected margin. If Sharon is not able to chose his own successor, the stability of the region is up for grabs.
Meanwhile, just to make everyone feel more secure, we have bird flu in Turkey. This fits one of my favorite nightmare scenarios: bird flu mutates to a form transmittable by humans to humans at the time of the Haj. For those unfamiliar with the Haj, it brings together Moslems from all over the world, crams them into a very tiny space under very unsanitary conditions, then sends them home again. While most folks on the Haj come from the Islamic world, many come from the United States and Europe, where there are large Moslem populations.
Back to work.