The sensible French have elected a President who’ll be good for France and – long term – good for their “youths”.
By choosing Mr Sarkozy, France turned a deaf ear to the warnings of Ms Royal and much of the left that his muscular plans for restoring the work ethic, cutting welfare and fighting crime would lead to violence and even insurrection. Police were out in force in Paris and in immigrant districts on all the big city outskirts in case of violence by youths who see Mr Sarkozy, the Interior Minister for most of the past five years, as their enemy.
These Muslim kids need jobs, and Sarkozy might just unlock the French economy enough to create them.
Good luck to him – he’ll need it.