I really don't care whether Mr Papandreou is a visionary leader, infused to his very core with the principles of demoracy, or a weak and vacillating coward who is looking for an opportunity to hold an election and retire from the fray. Both viewpoints are on offer depending on where you look.
No, what I like is that the Eurozone leaders are shocked by his decision (now backed by his cabinet) to hold a referendum on the EU bailout proposal. Shocked, I tell you.
Stock markets recorded big drops amid shocked reactions in eurozone capitals to the referendum announcement.All because one national leader clearly hasn't read the script.
On Tuesday President Nicolas Sarkozy of France said Mr Papandreou's decision "surprised all of Europe".That's the understatement of the week. Even his own finance minister wasn't forewarned. And, we are told, even David Cameron learned of the referendum from the television news. Gasp.
The French and German governments said they wanted "full implementation" of the agreement "in the quickest time-frame".Well, of course they do. Every day that the agreement is delayed is another chance for it to unravel. And that isn't in the script.
The delicious part of all of this is that a crisis has been created because one national leader thought it a good idea to ask his people for their opinion before taking a major decision affecting the country's future.
Yet more evidence that the EU is not about what the people want, it's about what the elite have planned for us. And when someone questions that, they don't like it one little bit.
Whatever Papandreou's motives, his actions have exposed one thing very clearly: in the EU, asking the people their opinion is NOT ACCEPTABLE.