Welcome to Ariannas excellent adventure on the heels of a small donation made to the Democratic National Committee - the result of a lost bet - shes invited to spend three days, with access as full as an interns, in the infamous Lincoln Bedroom. Like Alices exploits through the looking glass, Ariannas weekend in the White House wonderland is increasingly surreal, constantly titillating, and brutally funny as she encounters a parade of curiouser and curiouser surprises. Of course the star of this backstage tour is Bill Clinton himself.
He and his sometime sidekick and best supporting actor Newt Gingrich reach an epoch-making bipartisan consensus that oral sex is not adultery. The President is found horsetrading in a hot tub, soul-searching during a midnight raid of the snack pantry, and otherwise devising new ways to feed his financial, carnal, and altogether insatiable appetites. And as a reminder of just how far politics and leadership have strayed, theres even a visit from the remarkably well-preserved Abraham Lincoln himself.