On Friday, July 10, 2015, when the Hellenic Parliament voted on the "Tsipras submissions" to the EU, Yannis Varoufakis, former minister of finance, and current MP, wasn't there. He wasn't there to vote "yes" "no" or "present." Yanni-boy was a no-show, begging off due to pressing personal matters.
Priceless, no? After the referendum, after all his blogging this and blogging that, after all the pictures on the motorcycle with his wife (only one helmet, and we know Yanni-boy wasn't sharing), after all the posturing, after all the rhetoric, the bag of wind couldn't bother showing up at the official conclave of bags of wind, to open his mouth, raise his hand, or press a button.
There's a man who takes his responsibility to the office to which he was elected-- as a representative of the people-- so deeply to heart that he skips a decisive vote in parliament to tend to his vacation home.
If the Syriza had a hair on its ass, which it does not, it would designate all of Varoufakis' property for immediate assignment into the privatization fund.
Meet the Paris Hilton of "radical" political economy, Yannis Varoufakis. He's his own chihuahua, a shivering, yapping dog.
July 13, 2015