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Georgetown University is home to some of the most driven, most ambitious, and smartest aspiring young politicos in the nation. But don’t expect that to translate into a thoughtful, well-functioning student government. When elections for the all-but-powerless G.U. Student Association haven’t been plagued with voting fiascos, they’ve typically degenerated into beauty contests based largely on how well the tickets’ names roll off the tongue. (Last year, a guy named Twister got elected.)

But this year, the beauty contest went viral video. Candidates Ben Shaw and Matt Appenfeller put together a parody of a parody that became a campus sensation. It was enough to lead them last week to the first majority GUSA victory in five years: