Being There is a 1979 comedy starring Peter Sellers. Sellers plays a simpleton Washington, D.C., gardener named Chance. Chance is thick as a brick. Through a series of chance events, coupled with Chance uttering platitudes and silly-speak, Chance is taken and mistaken as a deep-thinking political scholar. D.C. insiders and politicians are so taken with Chance’s nonsense that he becomes a rising political star.
By the end of the movie, Chance is seen as next in line for the presidency. But Chance isn’t smart, or good at anything. Chance is an idiot, who is elevated to a position he is wholly unqualified for – next in line for the presidency.
Here is one of Chance’s political ‘insights’
“In the garden, growth has its seasons. First comes spring and summer, but then we have fall and winter. And then get spring and summer again.”
The D.C. insiders take Chance’s nonsense as brilliant allegoric commentary on politics. The audience knows that Chance is an idiot — the joke’s on the politicians who think he’s really an oracle.
I give you, Kamala Harris.
Kamala is quite easily the worst politician in modern history, maybe ever. She’s done nothing of substance to elevate her political star. She is just one Biden brain-freeze from assuming the office of the presidency, yet in reality, she is Chance the gardener. She is Veep based on her status as a woman of color.
Harris’ poll numbers are lower than Biden’s, and Biden’s numbers, are a disaster. A few days ago, she sat for an interview by NBC. She was asked questions slightly harder than “what’s your favorite ice cream.” She was asked about changing course, doing something different. The camera turned to Harris. Harris looked like Bambi in the headlights, and her well-practiced, whiny voice said the following:
.@craigmelvin asks if it’s time to change admin’s strategy on Covid, Harris says:
“It is time for us to do what we have been doing. And that time is every day. Every day it is time for us to agree that there are things and tools that are available to us to slow this thing down” pic.twitter.com/8I52Q43050
— Alex Thompson (@AlexThomp) January 13, 2022
“It is time for us to do what we been doing. And that time is every day. Every day it is time for us to agree that there are things and tools that are available to us to slow this thing down”
I give you, Chance the gardener aka Kamala Harris