We live, as Mister Zimmerman once noted, in a Political World - a fact of life that occasionally spills into the world of Fat Magic.

The following story was deliberately constructed around a well-known contemporary American political pundit, though, hopefully, recognition of the lady in question is not a pre-requisite for - or a barrier to - enjoying the story itself. When I sent an early draft to artist friend BeakerFA for feedback, though, he noted that (contrary to my story description) he didn't find the figure's real-life counterpart "wholesomely sexy."

"Frankly," he noted, "I find her absolutely terrifying." Fair enough.

Summer, 2004