Misguided arrows

For no reason that is immediately apparent, Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras has recently come under attack by certain New Democracy deputies, even though they are all supposed to be on the same side.

It would be nothing short of sad if their motives are in fact as base as certain rumors that are going around would suggest.

On the other hand, there is little to explain their aggressive behavior toward the finance chief, at least on a political level.

They ought to know that at a time when Greece is suffering from a shortage of good people in the right places, it cannot afford any more frivolous or self-interested appointments to key public administration posts.

The other possibility is that they are shooting their arrows at Stournaras in order to hurt Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, who has consistently expressed his support for the chief of finance.