The Wave Magazine in SF administers the Voight-Kampff Test to 5 mayoral candidates. One of them gets the reference (and is therefore the only human of the lot), but fails to capitalize on it by pulling out a gun and blowing away the interviewer. But he does get points for wit:
The Wave: You’re in a desert walking along in the sand when all of the sudden you look down, and you see a tortoise, Tom, it’s crawling toward you. You reach down, you flip the tortoise over on its back, Tom. The tortoise lays on its back, its belly baking in the hot sun, beating its legs trying to turn itself over, but it can’t, not without your help. But you’re not helping. Why is that, Tom?
Tom Ammiano: That’s interesting. I don’t know. I’m a republican?