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    Posted: 07 Dec 2019 at 9:39am
Hello,

I just wanted to know when it comes to the political satire theme, can we use actual political figures? Or would they have to be fictionalized?

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You can. I've used real British politicians in Political satire and used Trump in PolSat for R1 of Short Story, BUT I got dinged for Trump sounding too articulate... so be careful and good luck!

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I used real US senators as characters in my last poli sat, and it seemed to go over pretty well.  I think it’s safer to either treat them as gross caricatures of themselves, or to put them in absurd situations.  Trying to make them real-to-life would open your readers (or in this case, judges) to more internal bias, I think personally. But that’s just one person’s opinion.


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