While the resulting letters expose Butternut's naiveté about Presidential politics (as well as sportfishing, air travel, Botox, boxing, and many other subjects), they also capture a singular moment in the history of the United States by answering numerous provocative questions. Can a wee person (3'9") run for President? Can a wee person (3'9") be taken seriously? Can a wee person (3'9") find a Presidential suite at Motel 6?
Wee, The People: Long Letters from a Short Presidential Candidate is Butternut's endeavor to keep alive the belief that one person--no matter how tall or short, thin or plump, young or old, skilled or untrained--can make a difference in the world.