The Imperial Presidency
One of my Slog informants asks that our readers compare these two images. The first is of President Bush at his speech today announcing his “Plan for Victory” in Iraq. The second is of Lord Palpatine in his Imperial Senate in the movie Star Wars, Revenge of the Sith (a movie that was widely read as a critique of the power-grabbing and fear-mongering Bush crew).
UPDATE: A bigger geek than my Slog informant tells me this second image is actually from Star Wars, The Phantom Menace, not Star Wars, Revenge of the Sith. Still, it’s the same Imperial Senate, and a creepy comparison.