I confess: I'm a big fan of J.K. Rowlings' Harry Potter series. One of the reasons (OK, not one of the bigger reasons, but still one of the reasons) is the books' wonderful cynicism about government and politics.
Consider Rowlings' most recent update of her website, in which she announces the December "Wizard of the Month":
1947 – present
Celebrated breeder and racer of winged horses. Has campaigned for tighter restrictions on broomstick use.