Determined to win the presidential nominee of the New Know Nothing political party, George Fallseasy hides certain “necessary unruths” about his family; “untruths” that may prevent his election.
But, in this farce, the question soon becomes who is hiding what from whom?
GEORGE (the would-be politician): I’ll echo the words of my advisers. What they say, I’ll say. My head is an empty vessel into which Jeremiah and my advisers pour their hopes, dreams and frustrations. I’ll promise things I cannot possibly do. So long as people believe I’m going to do what they want, it doesn’t matter if I do or don’t do it. And when it fails I’ll blame this or that. And that, Martha, is the art of being a politician.