Introducing a fictitious politician, Governor of an unidentified state named S. Lee Zbag. Call him “Governor Lee.” He has a new acquaintance, a wealthy and ambitious businessman named Richard Guy. Let’s call him “Rich.” Governor Lee has expensive tastes and enjoys the good life. Rich knows what the wealthy and powerful have known for years: local politicians are easier to buy off than national-level politicians. In the District, Senators and Representatives demand top dollar and get it. In the hinterlands, however, there are bargains galore. And Governor Lee is for sale.