While Andreas Papandreou, Greece's Prime Minister, Dallies with a Dame, All Hellas Is Breaking Loose
updated 10/26/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 10/26/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST
That Papandreou enjoys extra-state affairs is not the kind of news guaranteed to topple the Parthenon. Rumors of his past trysts have been stoically tolerated by the Greeks. But with the Liani escapade, Papandreou, who has held office since 1981, may finally be offered the hemlock. Some supporters are telling him that he's losing his sense of discretion. Margaret, his wife of 36 years, has reportedly left their home. By not denying stories of the nautical jaunt, he has triggered a storm of headlines. As the magazine Ena points out, no one can stretch "the 12 hours during which society isn't sleeping into 24. Not even a Prime Minister, especially one close to 70. At his age one needs calm, sleep, moderation in food and, even more, moderation in drink." Politicians everywhere, take note.