a party I saw a book on a shelf that I thought said “The Obese Twins
and the Snow Lodge Mystery,” which I thought was a funny name for a
book. It turned out to be The Bobbsey Twins and not the Obese Twins, so I
decided to start writing the story I thought I saw.
My issue with Ned is that, as a powerful man, he knows that once Sansa marries Joffrey, she will belong to Joffrey. Let's say Joffrey's paternity is never questioned, but Ned finds out who killed Jon Arryn,& all evidence points to Cersei. Ned goes to Robert with the evidence, which allows Robert to execute Cersei for treason. Joffrey will end up marrying, Sansa, whose dad helped kill his mom. Ned doesn't recognize that things like the Trident will impact the J/S marriage& her life at court.
That’s a fair assessment of Sansa’s situation and a very valid
criticism. I recognize that Ned is in a difficult position since that
betrothal is a turbulent political issue in and of itself, and his
investigation of the Lannisters only makes it more so but there is
something off in the way he handles this betrothal. The text does not
give us much in terms of Ned’s thoughts on Sansa’s betrothal so I’m
going to trace it back to Catelyn’s second chapter in AGoT because that
is the only time we get a sense of what Ned thinks of this matter.