The pension fund controversy is not of the kind that could be tackled by following a smarter policy of communication. We rather seem to be facing a deep political crisis that is the result of fundamental flaws in handling public affairs, the style of the country’s governance and the quality of administration officials. We should remember that this was basically the same problem that became a central issue in the 2004 elections. In fact, New Democracy’s triumph was a result of its apparent determination to cure such ills. The crisis is a political one, so it calls for political decisions and political solutions. No public relations exercise can possibly convince voters that there is no problem. It matters little if there is some gain here for the opposition. Politics is more than a tug of war between the government and the opposition – in which the latter seeks to capitalize on public disillusionment with the former while everything else stays the same. We are interested in knowing what happened, who is responsible, and how we can restore people’s confidence in the political system.