Game of Thrones Decapitates George W. Bush, Raises Republican Ire

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Toward the end of Game of Thrones Season 1, this HBO epic shocked viewers by slicing off the head of protagonist Ned Stark.

Now, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have given fans another major surprise: in newly-released DVD commentary, the creators admit that one of the heads depicted on a stick during last year's finale was actually of former President George W. Bush!

Look closely at the face on the left:

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"It's not a choice. It's not a political statement," the creator insist. "It's just... we had to use what heads we had lying around."

But that explanation isn't enough for Brooklyn Republican Party Chariman Craig Eaton.

"Whether you like him or dislike him, whether you're of the same political persuasion or not, we still have to respect the office of the presidency and all of those who hold that presidency," Eaton said. "Americans of all political persuasions should stand up and demand that things like this should not continue. They should boycott watching this particular show.

''It doesn't matter what their intent is. They didn't intend it to be political, but now that it is, they should remove it."

Do you agree? Should Game of Thrones edit Bush out?

UPDATE: Says HBO in a statement...

"We were deeply dismayed to see this and find it unacceptable, disrespectful and in very bad taste. We made this clear to the executive producers of the series, who apologized immediately for this inadvertent careless mistake. We are sorry this happened and will have it removed from any future DVD production."


I agree with you Obama and Clinton should av bn fixed be4 Bush


Too bad it wasn't Obama's head....

Wv peach

@mbeth: I agree with you completely.


The secret service visited Ted Nugent after he made his comments so I'm guessing the secret service is going to visit David Benioff and D.B. Weiss right? I won't hold my breath...


Hey Craig, you're a useless piece of shit. Stop trying to ruin a great show along with your own doomed pathetic country. If you ever try to enter Canada we'll treat you like your rubber-headed idiot hero; you'll be a forgettable detail in the background of an alternate world that many Americans find superior to their own.


I agree it's disrespecful of the office of the presidency. I also think those in office should respect the presidency (regardless of party). Lately that respect is sadly lacking.


I wish they would do a mock up of my head on a pike for the show. That would be neat.


I'd like to be watching a film that takes place in, lets say, Kenya, and there're a few shrunken heads, on sticks, Obama's, Pelosi's, Reid's, Holder's, and all of their supporters.


If an Obama head was used instead or even along side we know one thing: Eric Holder would be a slappin' a "Hate Crime" charge on those Documentary Dudes so fast it would make their heads swim...and the Black Panthers would be gathering together and hiring a hit man! Yeah. That's the face of justice nowadays...unfortunately.


anyone who has committed treason against this nation ,deserves to be beheaded ,heres my list ,Bush senior ,Chenney ,bush junior ,clinton ,both of them ,Oblamo ,both of them ,any senator that is !,half the house of reps ,well you get the jist ,cronnieism must go .

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