Hadassah Gold (Bette Midler) is the chief of staff and assistant of Dede Standish (Judith Light), the New York State senate majority leader. They are about to meet the junior senator-elect from Texas but there’s a problem: Dede has just put on a lipstick which is not her favourite.
As Hadassah confirms by reading the shade sticker at the bottom of the tube, Dede puts on Pretty Please by MAC, a pale pink pearl shade that makes her look like a corpse.
But the emergency is immediately solved: Hadassah takes the right lipstick – Politely Pink (dirty pink) – out of her bag.
She even puts it on her boss, who’s very nervous about the upcoming meeting.