Star Wars Creator: Bush is Darth Vader, Cheney is the Emperor

It's been a question discussed by liberal bloggers for years, and the creator of "Star Wars" has finally settled it once and for all:

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is Emperor Palpatine, and former President George W. Bush is Darth Vader.

Phew...glad that's settled.

So reports New York Times columnist -- as well as Bush/Cheney hater extraordinaire -- Maureen Dowd (h/t Big Hollywood):

[George] Lucas, the creator of “Star Wars,” had told me that I had gotten Dick Cheney completely wrong, that Cheney was no Darth Vader. I felt awful. Had I been too hard on Vice? 

Lucas explained politely as I listened contritely. Anakin Skywalker is a promising young man who is turned to the dark side by an older politician and becomes Darth Vader. “George Bush is Darth Vader,” he said. “Cheney is the emperor.”

I was relieved. In “Star Wars” terms, Dick Cheney was more evil than Darth Vader. I hadn’t been hard enough on Vice!

Lucas was on his way to Europe and didn’t have time to elaborate in person. But he sent me this message confirming our conversation: “You know, Darth Vader is really a kid from the desert planet near Crawford, and the true evil of the universe is the emperor who pulls all the strings.”

That's some hard-hitting journalism, Mo! Thanks for sharing.

Have you considered the possibility that George Soros is the true evil of the universe pulling all the strings, and his apprentice is a kid from Kenya/Hawaii/Chicago?

I'm just asking.

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