The beguiling limelight

Too much media exposure is never a good thing and there is no shortage of newcomers in politics who are beguiled by the limelight. What usually comes after this thrall of publicity is the intoxication of public opinion polls, a heady feeling that can soon lead to hubris.

Certain members of the recently elected Greek government have fallen into both these traps and are doing more harm than good with their constant public appearances. When these appearances concern crucial and delicate issues that are the focus of attention from speculators and other international market players, then the damage can be very serious indeed.

Everyone in the government needs to exercise some self-control and to focus instead on getting the job done without the cameras watching.

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