Famous for their even-handed, non-partisan satire, this is an election-year special. A group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. The group was born in December 1981, when some staffers for Senator Charles Percy were planning entertainment for a Christmas party. Their first idea was to stage a nativity play, but in the whole Congress they couldn't find three wise men or a virgin. So, they decided to dig into the headlines of the day, and they created song parodies and skits, which conveyed a special brand of satirical humor. In the years that followed, many of the Steps ignored the conventional wisdom ("Don't quit your day job!"), although not all of the current members of the Steps are former Capitol Hill staffers.