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Bus

Bus is an older, established secretary who has worked for nine congressmen. When the play begins, she has just been .red by her boss, Eddie Wister, so that he can hire another secretary sent to him by the steel industry. As she is saying goodbye to Marjorie, she hears Alan McClean talking about his attempts to stop the Appropriations Committee from passing H. R. 2007, and she offers to help him with her experience about how the system works. Bus is sometimes hopeful that something can be done about the corrupt system, but she is usually fatalistic. It is Bus who has the last line of the play; when Sol brags that he will never be stopped, she says, "Maybe," showing that she is still open to the possibility of a world without graft.

Joe Ebner

Ebner is one of the political independents in Congress who does not have...

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