Y'all ponder a moment Mr. Lucas Papadimos called in to fix Greece. Note that he walks onstage only for an "interim" gig, to get the fix passed and then has promised to exit, stage left or right.

'Tis always instructive to look at fixers' backgrounds and connexions. From 1994 through 2002 he was governor of the Bank of Greece, and from 2002 to 2010 VP of the European Central Bank. Wait? Doesn't that mean that he was the Greek central bank head EXACTLY when the Greek government and Goldman Sachs were jimmying the books so Greece could pass the test and get into the euro? Did he object at the time, trained economist as he is? I forget.

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