Leaders and their egos

Concerning the commentary by Alexis Papachelas (October 27), I can only second his motion. I, naively, had hoped that the prime minister would lead in the interests of the country as a whole, and that the opposition would come together behind him during a time of national emergency. Can anyone understand that, as my grandfather said, when the tide comes in, all the boats rise, but when it goes out, they ALL go down? It is time, and more, to get together and get it together. STEPHEN G. MILLER, Archaia Nemea