With only a few months until Election Day, presidential- hopeful Senator Ben Phillips is getting battered in the polls and his staff is getting desperate. Smart, capable, fair, and honest, Phillips is the perfect man for the job--but he bores the voting public because he's such a straight arrow. Fortunately, political guru Thomas Campman has had an epiphany: all the candidate needs to revitalize his image--and to clear his path to the White House--is a tiny fake sex scandal, because there's nothing more humanizing than a harmless bit of dirt from the past.
But scandals--even the premeditated kind--rarely go as planned. And this made-up indiscretion is about to snowball into the biggest three-ring circus since Watergate.