Illustration by Chaz Outing

The fishy (and sweaty) Representative Taber.

“Taber was a man whom enterprising women found most attractive, but not in the traditional, predictable sense of physical attraction; no, not that base, animalistic type of attraction. What he lacked in what one might term “general good looks”—though beauty be held in the eye of the beholder—he made up for in corpulence and, more importantly, political pull.”

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