Friday July 22nd, 2011
Born in Lyon, the culinary capital of France, Jean-Claude Trichet likely knows how to enjoy a good meal. I imagine he feasted in gustatory delight after arguably locking up 2011 “Man of the Year” honors from Time Magazine in a mere thirty-six hours for his critical actions in helping to resolve a seemingly intractable Greek sovereign debt crisis. If I could send a bottle of wine to his table as a small tribute to his prudence and insight, then nothing short of a 2005 Romanee-Conti would do.
Inserting himself into French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s and German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s pre-summit powwow on Wednesday, he softened his stance on allowing Greece