Willie’s office secretary, Sadie Burke helped orchestrate Willie’s rise to political prominence in the state. She has also been having an affair with Willie for some time, although Willie informs Sadie that he loves Anne, and that he is willing to leave his wife to be with her (which he was never willing to do for Sadie). Sadie later gets revenge on Willie by telling Duffy to inform Adam of Willie’s affair with Anne, hoping that Adam will harm Willie.
Sadie Burke Quotes in All The King's Men
The All The King's Men quotes below are all either spoken by Sadie Burke or refer to Sadie Burke. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:).
Sadie Burke Character Timeline in All The King's Men
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...while Burden is agreeing with him, although gently suggesting that Willie’s campaign might be doomed, Sadie comes into the room, and believing that Burden has told Willie that his campaign is... (full context)
...is having an affair with Willie, and Willie is convinced that only Sugar-Boy, Burden, and Sadie know about the affair—Willie trusts these three, and does not anticipate any problems caused by... (full context)