Sen. Blanche Lincoln, a Democrat from Arkansas is a perfect example.
In one episode, Blanche agrees to a date with a man before she discovers he's in a wheelchair.
We come to identify with Blanche and fear for her inevitable fate, which is to lose everything, beginning with her mind.
One voter, retiree Blanche Kinsley, captured the moment in remarks to The New York Times explaining why she chose the incumbent.
Blanche was a fragile white moth beating against the unbreakable sides of a 1000 watt bulb.
True love will go with us into Heaven, Blanche: it can never die, nor be forgotten.
"It's no use, Blanche," said the colonel to his daughter, who had been the last to speak.
No matter, Julia will do her utmost to take Blanche away from you.
Another boat near, flying the English flag, headed for the Blanche.
Distinct in the moonlight the figures of Islington and Blanche, arm in arm, stood out upon the garden path.