Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) stands onstage during a debate in an episode of Parks & Recreation. At the podium beside her is her competitor for City Council, Bobby Newport (Paul Rudd), a dipshit whose unpreparedness for office is outmatched only by his inherited wealth. She gives her closing statement.
I am very angry. I'm angry that Bobby Newport would hold this town hostage and threaten to leave if you don't give him what he wants. It's despicable.
Corporations are not allowed to dictate what a city needs. That power belongs to the people. Bobby Newport and his daddy would like you to think it belongs to them.
I love this town. And then you love something, you don't threaten it. You don't punish it. You fight for it. You take care of it. You put it first.
As your City Councilor, I will make sure that no one takes advantage of Pawnee.
If I seem too passionate, it's because I care. If I come on strong, it's because I feel strongly. And if I push too hard, it's because things aren't moving fast enough.
This is my home. You are my family. And I promise you, I'm not going anywhere.
Bobby Newport can't help but exclaim that was "awesome," and the crowd erupts into cheers and applause.
Posted by Melissa McEwan at Thursday, May 04, 2017