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He may try to solve problems but he generally fails.

His years as Minister of the Economy have made him be dubbed by officials and employees over there: "Mystery of the Economy", because he didn't do anything.

As an Interior Minister it's no better: personal violence is literally exploding, and so is police violence. 45 000 cars were burned last year, it's a record. Delinquency has even increased in rural places: for instance +100.46% increase in delinquency in the Haute-Saône, +19.95% in the Lot et Garonne, +27.47% in the Gers (etc). The Canard Enchaïné dated 23.08.2006 reports an overall 7% increase in violence on people and a 10% increase in gratuitious violence. Meanwhile police brutality has augmented by 15%. Oh, and school violence has increased by 73.2% since he's the Minister of Order and Tranquility.

Why is he so inefficient? Because all his laws and measures target tiny things meant to maximise popular approval and minimise effort. He is the ultimate politician, basically, even better than Chirac at playing politics.

So he is anything but realistic, he is only good at hypnotising people like you into thinking that he is, with all his "candid talk" and "je ne me mâche pas mes mots" bullshit.

by Alex in Toulouse on Wed Oct 11th, 2006 at 05:01:02 AM EST
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