Sadie is always in love with politicians who never marry her. She came from the wrong side of the tracks and will never let anyone forget it. She can curse as well as anyone, and, all in all, she puts on a good show. But behind the mask of a tough, no-nonsense career woman, she desperately wants someone to love her, and for most of the novel she wants that someone to be Willie. She is both Willie\'s personal secretary and his mistress. With a keen business sense and a quick wit, she comes across as unfeminine and coarse.
Consider the ways in which Sadie is similar to, and different from, Anne Stanton and Lucy.