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New Sports for Washington Olympics: Fiscal Cliff-Scaling and Logjam Rolling

This triathlon is a tripartite electoral endurance event. First, the political Olympians go head-to-head to see who can raise the most anonymous campaign donations from Super PACs while decrying the damaging role of money in politics. Next, those still standing slug it out in the grueling primary competition which tests their intellectual consistency and moral flexibility since they must often change their positions at a moment’s notice to get ahead. The final event is the attack ad challenge where the competitors navigate the elusive line between legal character assassination and out-and-out slander.

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