Two-time presidential loser and former First Lady Hillary Clinton compared her life in politics to the television series ‘Game of Thrones.’
Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw recently raised the topic on social media, discussing what show most closely resembles life in Washington.
“Everyone is worried that Washington is like House of Cards, while hoping it is like West Wing,” he wrote. “Truth is that it’s more like Veep.”
Clinton however, doesn’t view her political life as a comedy as many might, but rather, compared it to a fantasy world of dragons and armies of the dead.
“May I ask you — this is a question I get a lot because I lived a life in politics, nothing like yours — which is closer to reality of life in politics, which TV show? ‘The West Wing’ or ‘Veep’?” moderator Paul Begala asked.
“Oh, probably “Game of Thrones,’'” Clinton fired off, eliciting laughs from the adoring crowd. “At least in my experience.”
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) April 12, 2019
Her husband, former president Bill Clinton offered a different answer to the question.
“The most realistic show on television, in my opinion, and you can say I’m self-interested, is ‘Madam Secretary,'” he opined.
We always thought Bill’s philanderer ways resembled Sam Malone of ‘Cheers,’ while Hillary’s political life is, well … she’s kind of right here.
In her post-election memoir “What Happened,” Clinton compared herself to Cersei Lannister, mostly for one particular scene in which the latter is paraded through the streets naked while the citizens mock and throw things at her.
You see, Hillary believes the Trump crowds chanting ‘lock her up’ were akin to the people publicly shaming Cersei. She thinks she was abused by the vile commoners.
“Crowds at Trump rallies called for my imprisonment more times than I can count,” Clinton wrote. “They shouted, ‘Guilty! Guilty!’ like the religious zealots in ‘Game of Thrones’ chanting ‘Shame! Shame!’ while Cersei Lannister walked back to the Red Keep.”
Hillary Clinton is totally Cersei Lannister. Married for power, got away with so much, & isn’t in jail only because she’s above rule of law.
— Alana Mastrangelo (@ARmastrangelo) September 12, 2017
Lannister, however, is a Queen, so she’s actually held a position of power in her fictional lifetime. Whereas it would take a work of fiction to get Hillary in the White House.
“Directly comparing herself to Cersei…,” Variety wrote, could backfire because “fans tend to see Cersei as an unredeemable villain.”
To the contrary, that’s, um … pretty accurate.
President Tyrion Lannister
A poll in April of 2016 saw Tyrion Lannister leading the way as the choice voters most wanted to win the presidential election – ahead of Hillary and then-candidate Donald Trump.
Trump actually trailed in that poll behind Tyrion, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and Daenerys Targaryen.
He eventually rose to the top and captured the Iron Throne … er … the White House.
The final season of Game of Thrones kicks off this Sunday on HBO. Will Hillary make a cameo?