"About a half-hour into a speech here, the Illinois Democrat announced that he had to take a quick break. 'Gotta blow my nose here for a second' Obama said. Out came a Kleenex (or perhaps it was a hankie), and he wiped his nose.
The near-capacity audience at the Reunion Arena, which his campaign said totaled 17,000, broke out in a slightly awkward applause." - The Baltimore Sun - February 20, 2008
"Ultimately I am an imperfect vessel for your hopes and dreams" - Barack Obama - February 20, 2008
FOLLOWERS: Master! The Master! Master! Master!
FOLLOWERS: Speak to us, Master! Speak to us!
BRIAN: Go away!
FOLLOWERS: A blessing! A blessing!
A FOLLOWER: How shall we go away, Master?!
BRIAN: Oh, just go away! Leave me alone!
FIRST FOLLOWER: Give us a sign!
SECOND FOLLOWER: He has given us a sign! He has brought us to this place!
BRIAN: I didn't bring you here! You just followed me!
FIRST FOLLOWER: Oh, it's still a good sign by any standard.
SECOND FOLLOWER: Master! Your people have walked many miles to be with You! They are weary and have not eaten.
BRIAN: It's not my fault they haven't eaten!
FIRST FOLLOWER: There is no food in this high mountain!
BRIAN: Well, what about the juniper bushes over there?
FOLLOWERS: A miracle! A miracle! Oooohh!...
SECOND FOLLOWER: He has made the bush fruitful by His words.
YOUTH: They have brought forth juniper berries.
BRIAN: Of course they've brought forth juniper berries! They're juniper bushes! What do you expect?!
SECOND FOLLOWER: Show us another miracle!
FIRST FOLLOWER: Do not tempt Him, shallow ones! Is not the miracle of the juniper bushes enough?!
FOLLOWERS: A miracle! He is the Messiah!
FIRST FOLLOWER: Hail Messiah!
BRIAN: I'm not the Messiah!
FIRST FOLLOWER: I say You are, Lord, and I should know. I've followed a few.
FOLLOWERS: Hail Messiah!
BRIAN: I'm not the Messiah! Will you please listen? I am not the Messiah, do you understand?! Honestly!
THIRD FOLLOWER: Only the true Messiah denies His divinity.
BRIAN: What?! Well, what sort of chance does that give me? All right! I am the Messiah!
FOLLOWERS: He is! He IS the Messiah!
BRIAN: Now, fuck off!
FIRST FOLLOWER: How shall we fuck off, O Lord?
BRIAN: Oh, just go away! Leave me alone.
- From "Monty Python's Life Of Brian" (1979)
Don't follow leaders
Watch the parking meters...
- Bob Dylan