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 WarrenSanders supporters cry foul over Working Families endorsement of Warren California poll: Biden, Sanders lead Democratic field; Harris takes fifth Kamala Harris calls for new investigation into Kavanaugh allegations 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.

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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 TrumpBusiness, ballots and battling opioids: Why the Universal Postal Union benefits the US Sanders supporters cry foul over Working Families endorsement of Warren California poll: Biden, Sanders lead Democratic field; Harris takes fifth MORE’s Twitter account last week posted an image invoking the series in response to the release of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerFox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal MORE’s redacted report, prompting HBO to write that it “prefer[s] our intellectual property not be used for political purposes.”