Real lessons from fake presidents
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Michael Douglas, "The American President"( Castle Rock Entertainment )
President Andrew Shepherd (Michael Douglas) in 'The American President'
Leadership style: Genial bemusement
Pivotal moment: Changing his administration's position on handguns to a ban he believes in just moments before the State of the Union is about to begin.
Inspirational quote: "You want to claim this land as the 'land of the free'? Then the symbol of your country cannot just be a flag. The symbol also has to be one of its citizens exercising his right to burn that flag in protest. Now show me that, defend that, celebrate that in your classrooms. Then you can stand up and sing about the 'land of the free.' "
Lesson learned: Having a non-married president can become quite a distraction over time.