Line of the Day (Greek Politics Edition)

"I am wondering; Mr Papandreou almost destroyed Greece and Europe, the euro, the international stock markets, his own party in order to ensure what? So that he could blackmail me and the Greek public? Or to ensure what I had already said several days ago; that I accept the bailout agreement as unavoidable?"—Antonis Samaras, leader of the opposition New Democracy party.

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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. legion says:

    Heh. The bailout was never inevitable (except, perhaps, politically). What’s inevitable is Greece going down the toilet. All of Europe is looking down from a huge cliff; France and Germany and the ECB have thrown Greece down to be a cushion for the rest of the continent to land on. Greece is already about ten feet from impact – Papandreou just tried to make it fall somewhere it would do no good to the countries that are falling right behind it…