Sarkozy is President - what should Europe expect
Sarkozy is in.
Boy,France does this thing fast.
Elect in November...wait months to swear the new person in.
Oh well, it works okay I guess for bigger USA.
What is Europe expecting of Sarkozy?
He seems far more charming and personable than Gordon Brown.
That isn't necessarily leadership, but, it doesn't hurt.
Will the traditionally bad blood between Chirac and Blair,
France and UK, get a new chance with Brown and Sarkozy?
I hope so.
Will he make a big difference?
Chirac seemed to try to yield a great deal of control over it.
Snippy comments about new Eastern European nations, etc.
As far as USA goes...pretty much anyone was better than Chirac at this point.
The Security Council antics of France, under the table deals, etc., did not
go over well with Congress or the public. At least talk to each other
better...that would be a nice first step.