There have been some on the internet who have suggested that The Sopranos is an analogy to George Bush’s America. Let’s take a short look.
If this is true, certainly Tony is W himself. You can figure out for yourself if you think it works, a sociopath, enriches himself by the illegal deeds of his associates, tries to stay above the fray and the reach of the law, secretive, combative, suspicious, does a little coke, cheats on his wife, has a gay man on his staff, feigns being a “good guy”, doesn’t read books, and has “compassion for babies, ” has no respect for “talk therapy.” Throws away money that is earned by others, sends his own money overseas, and the household is about to go broke. I think the episode in the desert represents the fact that Tony/Bush have lost their passion for the office. The episode of Tony sending the weird kid off to far away lands to a semimilitary camp is pretty clearly related to our kids going to Iraq.
By this way of thinking, Uncle Junior, the rightful heir to the throne, would be Jeb Bush. Uncle Junior shooting Tony Bush in the stomach could represent the Terri Shiavo mess that Jeb Soprano got George into, and maybe the Katrina thing as well. Uncle Junior is now being shunted off to pasture, like Jeb.
Paulie Walnuts is obviously Dick Cheney, and Carmella is certainly Laura Bush.
Patsy is Rove; fair physical resemblance. He “ran away” and left Sil (Scooter Libby) to face the hitmen/Dems. Sil (Scooter) isn’t dead but it’s doubtful he’ll regain consciousness (politically).
I think AJ is the American people. Depressed by the routine shit, and by Tony (Bush), he tries torture and the waterboarding (his suicide attempt) and discovers it’s not so great, either to give or to receive. He starts to update himself on what is really going on in the world, and forge new relationships outside the family. Maybe his new friend Blondie with the stems is H. Clinton or Nancy Pelosi. ha.
Meadow is a little bit of the Bush kids, as is AJ, but mostly she is another part of the American public, which has lost its idealism and decides that we better start studying the Constitution. Tony Bush says that’s “criminal law.” ha. Meadow Bush is still heavy into the mob, though, her boyfriend is Patsy’s/ Rove’s son. We don’t now whether Meadow Bush will use her power for good or evil. That’s life.
The Democrats may be Phil Leotardo’s bunch; Out of power (in prison) for a long time, from NY, have attacked Tony Bush, resulting in the loss of several of Tony Bush’s lieutenants, and decreasing his income. All in all, they don’t seem much better than Tony Bush, who in turn has sent his goons to smear/kill the Leotardo Democrats from NY, but so far that hasn’t worked.
The pile of asbestos represents the big smoking mess that Phil/dems have inherited from Tony/Bush. Nobody wants it. This is pretty much like Iraq, with all the other stuff like global warming mixed in. Chrissie (who represents somebody like Condi Rice, who is trying to distance himself from the worst vices of Bushco) suggests negotiations with the new power, but George/Tony is ambivalent, and of course paranoid. So he kills Chrissie/Condi.
Bobby is not an easy one to fit in here. Is he Andrew Card or Scott McClellan? that would be too obscure…. a not-so-obvious Rumsfeld?….I think that he most likely represents the American man. A soldier, loyal, takes care of those who need help, ready to follow the leader, but finds out it really isn’t much fun killing people, and he begins to wonder, too late, if this whole mess might be bad for his wife and especially his daughter.
Big Pussy was probably kind of a Colin Powell. Disloyal=outtahere.
The Russian “paramilitary” from the “Interior Department” who killed 16 Chechnians (drove the Russians out of Afghanistan), and was chased in the Pine Barrens by Cheney (paulie) and Rice (Chris), and got away, is Osama Bin Laden, leader of al Qaeda. Tony Bush made it very clear that Osama bin Russian getting away is Paulie Cheney’s responsibility in the future.
With all this, what can we predict: If I am Chase, I carve out an ending where mostly the forces for good triumph: Firstly, I think it is likely that Osama bin Russian comes back and whacks Paulie Cheney, and is then killed by the feds or the Democrats/Leotardos. Tony Bush goes to jail, Laurarmella goes to live with her parents and sells real estate, AJ joins a peace rally, Meadow Bush walks out on her boyfriend, and Pelosi Leotardo holds sway, though Tony Bush is gonna try to get the Feds to arrest as many of the NY Democrats as possible. As a last touch, Patsy Rove turns state’s evidence on Tony Bush, and escapes punishment completely. Like always.