Thursday, June 18, 2015

Most insincere handshake ever

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, inexplicably invited to a Eurozone finance ministers meeting about Greece despite the IMF having walked out of the talks with Greece, shakes hands with the Greek Minister of Finance Yanis Varoufakis.

Technically, Mme Lagarde was there to brief the ministers on the vacuous findings of their Eurozone assessment, which blithely assures that Greece is not a problem, with enough CYA language in case it is.

She then told the post-meeting news conference that "the key emergency in my view is to restore the dialogue with adults in the room" -- a classic exposition of the SuperTechnocrat view of the world that has gotten us to this point.

Photo: Media Service of the EU Council

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