Woodrow Wilson White, junior senator from Vermont, is running behind in his bid for re-election, but Woody has a bigger problem. It's not just two threatened investigations by the Ethics Committee or his wife's affair with a female ice-skater. It's not that his illegal-immigrant cook has kidnapped the family daschshund, nor is it his son's arrest for drug trafficking. And it's not even threats of a lawsuit by Senator Trent Lott because Woody hit Trent's Ford Explorer in the Senate parking garage. Woody's biggest problem, for a man with a reputation of having a 'zipper problem', is that he suddenly finds himself impotent. Up for re-election, Woody understands the political dictum that no man can be elected if his voters suspect he is hormonally challenged and in this, the age of viagra, Woody's search for a solution leads him into more trouble than he bargained for. What follows is a wonderfully drawn portrait of politics, power, and spin control. At its heart is one of the most memorable comic heroes to come along in years, a highly lovable rogue who will stop at nothing to put the wood back in Woody.
As well as the author of four novels Peter Lefcourt is an award-winning writer and producer for movies and television.