By now you’ve seen Star Wars III and heard the bemoaning everywhere about how it was a reflection of Bush. “Oh, he’s trying to build an evil empire, just like the Sith Lord! He’s making a political statement against BUSH! It’s so funny! The neo-cons are gonna’ hate it!”
Well, my friends, that’s a complete load of crap. Sure you could compare Bush to The Sith Lord. That would make Cheney, Darth Vader right? If you wanted to look at it that way it could appear that is what was happening. Well, you’d be wrong.
Let’s start with how old the script for this episode actually is. If anyone out there is a fan-boy you can back me up but I seem to remember that all nine (9) of the scripts were written long before Lucas had a producer for A New Hope. Maybe Bush is trying to follow Lucas’ lead? I didn’t think so either.
The storyline revolves around what happens when government becomes too powerful. It’s the same sappy story that’s been playing out in movies since people were doing plays. Probably the most original part of the plotline was to make both Anakin and Luke Skywalker whiney little punks. Well, that and the cinnamon buns attached to both Amadala and Leia’s heads. (okay, that was a spoiler.)
Lets try a different sort of comparison. Maybe we could stick Hillary Clinton as the Dark Lord? She is the lead Democratic candidate at the moment and she’s a member of…the Senate. Bush was never a member of the Senate. He was a governor.
Maybe we could use Bill Clinton as Darth Gigolo? There’s a strong rumor floating around that he could be replacing Kofi Annan in a year or two. Does anyone have any doubt that he could win them over with a smile and a quickie?
Now lets take a look at things, you get Hillary Sidious as president and Darth Gigolo as leader of the UN and that would mean master and apprentice controlling the galax…er..world. Wouldn’t that fall in line a bit better than Bush?
Just for laughs, we would need Kennedy as Jabba the Hut…either him or Michael Moore.