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You want to see me orchestrate this right now? You want to see me mobilize these people? These people who would walk into fire if you told them to. These people who showed up to lead. These people who showed up to fight. [points at Charlie] That guy gets death threats because he’s black and he dates your daughter.

He was warned: “Do not show up to this place. You’re life will be in danger.” He said, “To hell with that, I’m going anyway.”

You said, “No.”

Prudent, or not prudent, this 21 year old for 600 dollars a week says, “I’m going where I want to because a man stands up.”  

Everyone’s waiting for you. I don’t know how much longer.



It's December 16th. When you see this, quote Leo McGarry.

John Spencer, RIP

on 2011-12-16 08:31 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] soaked-in-stars.livejournal.com
Ohhhh, I always forget about this part of the exchange. Love.

on 2011-12-17 01:15 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] damelola.livejournal.com
That bit about 'a man stands up' always gives me chills (they're all about duty). This fucking show and this man, especially, with his grace and his brilliance.

on 2011-12-16 10:43 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] shutterbug-12.livejournal.com
OMG that is today, isn't it? Damn.

on 2011-12-17 01:15 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] damelola.livejournal.com
Yup, sneaks up on me every year.

on 2011-12-16 11:04 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] abvj.livejournal.com
I did this one last year! It is one of my favorite scenes in an medium ever.

on 2011-12-17 01:16 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] damelola.livejournal.com
Ditto - I just love it so much. It's Leo, and John Spencer, at his best. The sentiment alone floors me, every time.

on 2011-12-17 06:31 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] wanderlonely.livejournal.com
Leo the man. I miss him. ♥

on 2011-12-17 08:25 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] kmbh.livejournal.com
Can't believe it's been 6 years. Leo sure had some kick arse speeches!

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