Gordon Brown on taking over as UK Prime Minister and succeeding Tony Blair, June 27 2007:
"I will listen and I will learn. I will strive to meet people's aspirations. I want to lead a government humble enough to know its place - where I will always strive to be - and that is on people's side."
The on the 28th April 2010 along came Mrs Gillian Duffy of Rochdale.
See here.............but you all know this story by now anyway.
Its the quote at the top I liked.