2008 Who’s Who in Darth Cheney Land?
posted by September 20 at 9:55 AMon
I seem to recall more than a few Star Wars geeks lurking in our comments. You guys want to try your hands at this?
Yesterday Hillary Clinton referred to Dick Cheney as Darth Vader. That immediately raised questions among what Ben Smith calls “a small subset of political junkies who are also Star Wars geeks.” They tell him that if Cheney is Darth Vader then…
…a couple of things are clear:
George Bush is Emperor Palpatine.
Before he became evil, Dick Cheney was a great and good Jedi. (Possibly during the Gerald Ford administration. Was this reported at the time?) And in his final act, he redeems himself by taking down the Emperor. (Still time?)
And who’s Hillary? Bill is obviously Han Solo, and so I guess you have to say Leia, though I’m struggling to make that work.
Sound right to you guys?