Game of Thrones: 2012

Via Charli Carpenter at Duck of Minerva:

FILED UNDER: Campaign 2012, Humor, Popular Culture, Quick Takes, US Politics
Steven L. Taylor
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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter

Comments

  1. al-Ameda says:

    I’ve not watched a single Game of Thrones show.
    Are there any babes?

  2. Jenos Idanian says:

    Let’s see:

    Daenerys has a very legitimate claim to the throne, as the last (known) surviving heir of the deposed king. She was born in the West, but spent most of her life in exile, and is actually shaping up to be a pretty decent potential ruler.

    I’m stuck with Cersei Lannister and Melisandre as Hillary Clinton and Michele Obama, but can’t quite decide which is which. Hell, Michele might actually make a decent Asha Greyjoy.

    David Axelrod would like to be a Littlefinger, but isn’t competent enough.

    Joe Biden would make a far better Hodor.

    Obama as Robb Stark? OK, I can see the “better at campaigning than ruling” bit, but Robb was brought down over a broken “campaign promise.” And Robb was also horribly challenged when it came to seeing reality. Robb also had a serious lack of accomplishments beyond “winning things,” and didn’t get his position of authority from merit…

    OK, maybe Robb isn’t so bad after all.

  3. Jenos Idanian says:

    @al-Ameda: Oh, yeah, some very babe-alicious babes. Some serious eye candy.

  4. Just 'nutha ig'rant cracker says:

    Suddenly it all becomes clear. Haven’t watched the show at all–it’s like watching paint dry to me–but have read some of the books. Any of the modern “counterparts” to the novel characters would be eaten alive in the world of the novel, yet some of you see comparisons. Interesting…

  5. Dastardly says:

    I’m stuck with Cersei Lannister and Melisandre as Hillary Clinton and Michele Obama, but can’t quite decide which is which. Hell, Michele might actually make a decent Asha Greyjoy.

    I think your missing the point of this exercise. Melisandre is definitely Joseph Smith.

    And Hodor is spot on. You can’t tell me that he wouldn’t be a compassionate conservative if he was slightly more eloquent.

  6. @al-Ameda: Yes. And from the comments I hear about the show they apparently do more than kiss and hug the various men in the show.

  7. al-Ameda says:

    @Thane Eichenauer:
    @Jenos Idanian:

    Thanks, the basic style and premise of the show holds no appeal for me, but I may have to do a “drive by” to see the babes.