Tsipras caught everyone’s attention.
Lincoln sat up in his grave, listened to Tsipras, shook his head and said:
“He, Tsipras, reminds me of that old fox who mortgaged his parents’ home;
raided his kids’ college fund;
cashed his wife’s inheritance;
borrowed all his friends’ money;
then took off with a beauty queen and played high roller.
Sure enough, when sentence was about to be pronounced,
Tsipras pleaded to be set free on the grounds that:
since his parents were homeless,
his wife penniless,
his children needed books
and his friends all broke –
So, he had to be free to go out to work to support them; oh, and by the way, give him some more money so he can buy work tools!”