Varoufakis’ unbelievable blunder

15 Mar, 2015 at 15:28 | Posted in Varia | 4 Comments

Perhaps at another time and place, appearing in the Paris Match magazine with his wife in a lifestyle photo spread, wouldn’t be a big deal for Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis. But these days? Hmm …

And thus the native hue of resolution
Is sicklied o’er with the pale cast of thought

Added March 16: According to Times Of Change, Varoufakis has now stated that he regrets the photo-shoot and “would have liked for that shoot to not have happened.”
Regret noted.
End of story.


  1. You’re right Lars, to show his solidarity with the Greek people he should divorce his wife and go on a hunger strike while living on the street. How he will get to the negotiations with Schauble is a problem that he should not trouble himself with. Nor should he make any effort to show the broader European public that he is human and not some reincarnation of Stalin. An absolutely unbelievable blunder indeed.

    • As I wrote quite explicitly, it’s a question of TIMING!

  2. He left politics after the people he was advising fucked up Greece’s public finances, then he reentered politics on the Syriza ticket – then he adopted a greatly changed (euphemistic) language in his dealings with the media and the Troika, going so far as to call Troika policies for Greece as a failure in their opinion, mind you. It’s not an opinion, Yanis, it’s a bloody fact. Opinions are like assholes, everyone’s got one, but over 25% unemployment, over 60 youth unemployment, 30% fall in personal income, dramatic rise in poverty and suicide rates and child malnutrition – all of these things are NOT anyone’s opinion, they are FACTS.
    Nobody is saying that Varoufakis should go on hunger strike, divorce his wife, or sell all of his possessions to live in the wilderness; but a bit less laughing and smiling and this trivial tabloid bullshit goes a long way – not to mention a lowering of those damned euphemisms which convince no one.

  3. What is the point of you calling it an unbelievable “blunder” when he himself has said that the PICTORIAL content of the piece, which was otherwise useful for Greece in its textual, substantive content, was unfortunate and if he had to do it over again he and his wife would not have agreed to pose for the pictures? Why are you piling on? Why are you feeding the sensationalist b.s. coverage?

    What difference does it make substantively? Are you a Greek citizen? Are you concerned that Greek citizens may not vote for SYRIZA again because of this so-called “blunder”?

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