What's kind of intriguing is that Sharon and Rabin came from similar backgrounds but were obviously very different personalities. Rabin never seemed comfortable in a crowd, he wasn't a glad-hander. When he was Israeli Ambassador to the US after 67, he hated the cocktail circuit and all the show that came with the position. Sharon, loved working the crowd. He was a very magnetic guy and could be one of the hevre. I met him in 1980 when he was Begin's Agriculture Minister. I got caught up in a conversation on how best to plow furrows for cotton; he knew his stuff, and could give us 10 reasons why a David Brown was better tractor for doing what we wanted to do than a Deere. For 60 minutes we were 25 kibbutzniks who forgot that we despised the gov't he represented.