Give him crime and he’ll reduce it dramatically. Give him road safety and he’ll curb the carnage. Give him prostitution and he’ll push it off the street. Give him Jean-Marie Le Pen and he’ll thrash the monster. Give him immigration and he’ll make most people feel a little better. Give him insecurity and he’ll make France secure. Sarko is very short, historically no bar to greatness in France, and very driven. For the past year, he appears to many ordinary Frenchmen to have been running the country on his own, and the public has responded largely with relief and admiration.Whenever a tragic/stirring/miraculous event occurs that moves the French nation, he is on the spot before government rivals have pulled out their TGV timetables.