Elizabeth Warren watches Game of Thrones, a show which is probably a sweet escape for her considering what's going on in American politics right now.
Oh, and she's team Daenerys Targaryen all the way, as she outlined in a piece for New York Magazine ahead of the eighth season's second episode:
"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 in Westeros are skeptical."
Warren also had a lot to say about Cersei of House Lannister, writing that the world needs "less" of people like her, a statement about power and economy:
"Unlike Dany, Cersei doesn't expect to win with the people — she expects to win in spite of them. When Cersei's brother (and lover) Jaime begs her not to wage a war — arguing that they don't have the warrior strength of the Dothraki or the allegiance of the other houses, she replies with all the confidence in the Seven Kingdoms: 'We have something better. We have the Iron Bank'."
"Rather than earn her army, Cersei's pays for it. She buys 20,000 Golden Company mercenaries — though they arrive without their legendary elephants — with funds from the Iron Bank. But Cersei has no intention of sending her private army north to help defeat the army of the dead — that's Jon and Dany's problem."
"No, Cersei's army will sit back and wait for whatever comes their way. Cersei's betting on the strength of the bank to get her through the biggest fight of her life. It never crosses the mind that the bank could fail, or betray her."
That's a loaded statement and it suits Warren perfectly.
She is running on a platform that focuses on monitoring and regulating big banks, institutions she's criticized for years. And people loved it.
And the answer to this is up in the air, but we figure she might be able to do it without an army of elephants.
You can't say Warren's been inconsistent. She's making headlines today for her proposal to cancel student debt and eliminate tuition.
"This touches people's lives," Warren said in an interview with The New York Times.
"This is a chance to talk about what's broken and how we fix it. This is the American dream."
More to come as her campaign heats up.