When she was very young, the Velveteen Politician married a rising star, politically-speaking. Even though many people secretly suspected she was the brains of the operation, her husband was the main attraction and she spent a very long time in his shadow.
Like most politicians, The Velveteen Politician’s husband was kind of a phony but he could get real when it mattered: he jogged to McDonald’s in short-shorts and his enormous white legs made Americans feel uncannily good about themselves. And because of that the people made him President... twice.
Later, things got a little too real and the Velveteen Politician had to stand by her husband’s side as he was nearly impeached for almost having had sexual relations with a girl half his age. The cigar, as it turned out, didn’t count.