Apt Under these Circumstances
Today David Cameron becomes PM of the UK, whether it be through a minority government or with the help of a Liberal Democrat/Conservative coalition. All it reminded me of is this quote from Aaron Sorkin’s “The American President”.
Lewis Rothschild: People want leadership, Mr. President, and in the absence of genuine leadership, they’ll listen to anyone who steps up to the microphone. They want leadership. They’re so thirsty for it they’ll crawl through the desert toward a mirage, and when they discover there’s no water, they’ll drink the sand.
President Andrew Shepherd: Lewis, we’ve had Presidents who were beloved who couldn’t find a coherent sentence with two hands and a flashlight. People don’t drink the sand ’cause they’re thirsty. They drink the sand ’cause they don’t know the difference.
There will be interesting days ahead.