An Admonishment from a fellow I'm developing a considerable respect for.
The foreign affairs side of things won't change, so I'm not thinking a lot about that. What worries me considerably is what's going on on the domestic front. On the surface it all sounds like American-style house cleaning (Pension Reform! Employment Choice in the Public Sector! (Sarkozy used the unfortunate term "Cultural Revolution" to describe his plan yesterday.) Judiciary reform! Education Reform!), but I honestly don't think that it's going to play out that way, given the entrenched management culture there.
In fact, I get this cold feeling in the pit of my stomach whenever I think about it.