So in his new role you think he should lie low for a while rather than get on with his job?
You have no idea what the meeting with the French PM was about, it could have easily been at the PM's request, and the stuff about the French GP is simply stating what I imagine the majority of French fans are thinking.
I know JT was not the favourite for many of us, but he is in post and nothing is going to change that for the foreseeable future, but why not wait until he has actually done something worth commenting on before dishing out the crap?
He should not lie low - but he should do what the FIA president job entails.
We know what the meeting was about, at least in part, because Todt told us.
Even if the PM did request the visit, he would have been better advised to defer it - the PM is a politician and would understand that.
I think Todt should be focussing on the problems of motorsport, not supporting his local F1 venue. In fact, given the FIA remit, he should probably be firstly pushing for anti-collision braking to become standard by 2012 on all new cars and trucks, or something like that.
He also has to build trust with all the teams on the grid, and not give them concerns he is too close to Ferrari.
I would much rather he had turned up at the last race with some sort of short term plan - even if it was only flannel about how he was going to be impartial, work with the teams etc etc and then talked about some of the problems F1 is facing that needed resolving (costs, overtaking etc). Hopefully he did, privately, but FIA president is a public role as well.
The whole point of this thread is to watch what Todt does - if he had done something else, then we could talk about that, but he didn't, so we can't.