Elizabeth Warren pays tribute to 'Game of Thrones': 'It's about the women'

Elizabeth Warren pays tribute to 'Game of Thrones': 'It's about the women'
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenRahm Emanuel: Bloomberg, Patrick entering race will allow Democrats to have 'ideas primary' Feehery: Pivoting to infrastructure could help heal post-impeachment wounds Jayapal hits back at Biden on marijuana 'prohibition' MORE (D-Mass.) paid tribute to HBO’s “Game of Thrones” on Sunday, writing in The Cut that for her, the hit series, which began its eighth and final season last week, is “about the women.”

In her column, Warren, a Democratic presidential contender, singled out exiled queen Daenerys Targaryen as her favorite character on the series.

“A queen who declares that she doesn’t serve the interests of the rich and powerful? A ruler who doesn’t want to control the political system but to break the system as it is known? It’s no wonder that the people she meets … are skeptical,” Warren wrote.


Warren contrasts Daenerys with one of the series’ primary antagonists, Cersei Lannister, scion of a wealthy family and “the villain we love to hate.”

“Unlike Dany, Cersei doesn’t expect to win with the people — she expects to win in spite of them,” Warren writes.

Warren is the latest of several political figures to invoke the series as it near its end. Last Sunday, ahead of the season premiere, former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D), who has hinted at a presidential run of her own, tweeted about her love for the show.

Meanwhile, President TrumpDonald John TrumpMost Americans break with Trump on Ukraine, but just 45 percent think he should be removed: poll Judge orders Democrats to give notice if they request Trump's NY tax returns Trump's doctor issues letter addressing 'speculation' about visit to Walter Reed MORE’s Twitter account last week posted an image invoking the series in response to the release of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSpeier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by Trump Gowdy: I '100 percent' still believe public congressional hearings are 'a circus' Comey: Mueller 'didn't succeed in his mission because there was inadequate transparency' MORE’s redacted report, prompting HBO to write that it “prefer[s] our intellectual property not be used for political purposes.”