In a 1979 movie,”BEING THERE”, Peter Sellers acted the role of Chauncey Gardener, a simple-minded man who never left the estate of his benefactor, did the menial gardening chores and whose only learning came from the cartoons and sitcoms he watched on TV. When the estate owner passed away, the man who in error was given the surname Gardener was invited to talk shows, where his simple interpretations were thought to be erudite brilliance. Ultimately, he became a confidant of the U.S. president in the movie and did no harm.
We have in Washington, someone elected for his color, promise and now questionable oratory, who had as much known background as Chauncey Gardner, and was mistaken for someone with great insight and knowledge, as was the Peter Seller character. Unfortunately, that was fiction but the man entrusted to our Presidency,who with each passing day exhibits no insight, no courage , no knowledge, and no leadership is real and in charge of the present and future of this great country. Perhaps his name should have been Barack Community Organizer, origin unknown, education hidden and medical history blacked out.