The Hunger Games opens today, and have you noticed that Mayoral Madness is exactly like it? Competitors are selected without warning, pitted in fights to the death, and only one can survive at the end? There was even a kid, but he lost. Victoria Taft is our Katniss Everdeen, basically. And the more we think about it, the more we believe Victoria would have been a great Katniss! Hollywood's liberal bias ruins another movie.

This is the Dorothy McCullough Lee bracket. Let the games continue!


1. Gus Van Sant, Filmmaking legend9. Phil Geffner, Pizza mensch

5. China Forbes, Pink Martini singer13. “Working” Kirk Reeves, Mouse-eared trumpeter

11. Micaela Capelle, University of Portland soccer star3. John Canzano, Bald-faced columnist

10. Stephen Marc Beaudoin, PHAME Academy director2. Chuck Palahniuk, Fugitive and refugee