A feckless, womanizing politician and his 15-year-old assistant rob the city hall payroll to finance an otherwise hopeless reelection campaign. The insouciant but ethically lax Jay Bodwell has antagonized his main contributor, his moneybags father-in-law, and has lost his sinecure at the university after a campus dalliance with the lascivious coed Mary Sheen. Bodwells briefcase is stuffed with unpaid bills, his Mercedes has been repossessed, and his wife is sitting in the dark writing hate letters by candle light. But Arnold Star-Fitz, the high school truant and aide, thinks his boss still has a chance, if they just had funds. Then Mandy Micklemarsh, the voluptuous secretary to the civil service chief, makes a larcenous proposal.