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Quoted, Part 1

Chauncey Gardiner (Peter Sellers) of "Being There," a movie Bob Schieffer likes. (File Photo/United Artists)

"It is a perfect example of what happens when we all get carried away with our own BS -- and I don't mean Bob Schieffer -- and when we forget to ask, 'Are you nuts?' "

-- CBS newsman Bob Schieffer, introducing "Being There" -- the 1979 movie about an illiterate gardener whose simple-minded utterances are received as profound by the Washington political elite, who turn him into an economic superstar -- at a screening hosted by The Week at the Phillips Collection.

By The Reliable Source  |  February 12, 2009; 1:01 AM ET
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