Thursday, February 20, 2014

What if our political leaders were characters from A Game of Thrones?

For the past several months, I have been reading and watching the books and televisions series "A Game of Thrones". I really like the series, and regard it as on par with The Lord of the Rings books and films.

I have started thinking how some of the Game of Thrones characters remind me of our political leaders:

Cersei Lannister - Definitely Hillary Clinton. Committed to her family regardless of their crimes and ruthless. Just not hot like the actress Lena Headey who plays the role.

Robert Baratheon - Almost a clone of Bill Clinton. Bigger than life, perhaps wise, but also careless and immoral. 

Ned Stark - I struggled with this one, but I think he resembles George W. Bush. Basically a good man with a troubled past. Also not wise enough to see how his enemies were plotting against him. Still, Bush, like Ned Stark, stayed loyal to his beliefs until the end.

Varys the Eunuch - David Axelrod. Sneaky,  not trustworthy, and unlikeable. It is not clear how either of them gained power.

The King's Guard - The U.S. media. Both are feared and supposedly loyal to their king - I'll get to him in a moment. 

Joffrey - Clearly the same as Obama. Petulant. spoiled, overrated. Loved for his title only. A figure his foes love to hate.

I'm still struggling with naming figures who resemble The Imp, Jon Snow, Arya, Rob, and some of the others. Please send me your suggestions.