Sure, the words “congress” and “fantasy” pop into your head about as often as “Courtney Love” and “genteel,” but read on…

If you’re tired of “fantasy football” and all the other offshoots thereof, and you’re also a political junkie, some people have put together a “Fantasy Congress” game.

Here’s are the basics:

Fantasy Congressâ„¢ offers you the power to “play politics.” As in other fantasy sports, you – the Citizen – draft a team of real-life legislators from the U.S. Congress and score points for your team’s successes. Join a league and compete against other Citizens, or form a league of your own! Play against your friends, family, bloggers, fellow politicos, or even a sitting U.S. Senator (one could be playing incognito, you never know!). On weekends, move Members of Congress into your active line-up or off your team to strategize for the upcoming week of legislation!

So, you get points for each piece of legislation they get passed? I sure am glad I picked up Pelosi before the election. If I can draft John McCain in time, I’m going to the inside-the-beltway Super Bowl.

I tried to draft Ted Kennedy, but I would have been forced to pick up the option on his Chivas contract, so I passed.

Word of caution — don’t draft this guy:


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