A Game of Polls

Wife (reading news): “Do you think Oprah will run for President?”
Me: “No.”
Wife: “Why not?”
Me: “I don’t think she wants the job.”
Wife (considering): “I think she and Daenerys Targaryen should run together.”
Me: “I thought it was going to be a Daenerys/Tyrion ticket.”


Wife: “No, it should be all-female.”
Me: “Okay. Well, what about Daenerys and Arya Stark?”
Wife: “No, not Arya.”
Me: “Too likely to kill the opposition?”
Wife: “Yes.”


Thanks to her training as a Faceless Man, Arya is able to vote for herself multiple times.

Me: “What about Sansa?”
Wife: “Mmm, not Sansa either. I mean, Sansa would be okay, but …”
Me: “Not quite sharp enough?”
Wife: “No.”

Me: “Well, what about Daenerys and Margaery Tyrell?”
Wife: “Margaery would be good, but her appeal would be limited. She would end up like Bernie.”
Me: “Too much of a socialist? Giving money to the poor?”
Wife: “Exactly.”
Me: “What about Brienne of Tarth?”
Wife: “I don’t see Brienne getting into politics.”
Me: “No, probably not. Too honorable.”

Me: “Olenna Tyrell?”
Wife: “I think she would want to be the power behind the President. Like Steve Bannon.”

Wife: “No, I think it would have to be Oprah and Daenerys. Oprah could be President, and Daenerys could be in charge of the military.”
Me: “I think you mean the Air Force.”
Wife: “Ha ha.”
Me: “Well, unfortunately, this whole idea wouldn’t work.”
Wife: “Why?”
Me: “Because Daenerys would never bend the knee to be anyone’s vice-president.”



Of course, if we relax the “all female” requirement, there’s always my preferred option …


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