Switching Gears, Star Wars Style

Saturday, 9.22.07 

Well, since my last several posts were all about London, and since I don’t know when or where John will surface back in the good ol’ US of A, think I will switch gears today.

There has been some recent talk lately about Dick Cheney being compared to Darth Vader. But as I will mention in a bit, it really isn’t all that recent.

First this though: Even Hillary Clinton, just a few days ago, made a now-widely-circulated quip about “Darth Vader Cheney”:

And you just gotta love the creativity of the guy who made this short video:

Actually did you know that Cheney himself first started talking about the Vader comparison to none other than John? Take a look at this picture:

That was the day John interviewed Cheney back in June of 2006. The interview and picture can be found at  the official White House website. So all this Darth Cheney stuff really isn’t that recent after all.

If you click on the White House link above and scroll down a bit, you can read the part of the interview where John asks about Cheney’s public image and demeanor:

“Q: I want to close by asking you a few question about yourself and your image, and one of them flows from that. As you know, some of your old friends say, where is the Dick Cheney, the sarcastic Dick Cheney, the practical joker Dick Cheney. And your critics say, Dick Cheney has become this dark, nefarious force in the administration that believes in secrecy at all price, that believes congressional oversight is a nuisance. True?

THE VICE PRESIDENT: Well, I don’t think I’ve changed any. I think I have been very consistent over time. I think, partly, it’s important to remember how significant 9/11 was. And we are now engaged in a constant effort, obviously, to protect the nation against further attack.

That means we need good intelligence. It means there have to be national security secrets. It means we need to be able to go after and capture or kill those people who are trying to kill Americans. That’s not a pleasant business. It’s a very serious business. And I suppose people sometimes look at my demeanor and say, well, he’s the Darth Vader of the administration.”

Let me say, I LOVE Star Wars, especially Revenge of the Sith – love, love, love it – so all this comical stuff circulating around the web is really making for some amusing internet finds lately.

Who says politics has to be dull?

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3 Comments

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3 responses to “Switching Gears, Star Wars Style

  1. mebz72

    Now, I’m (really!) not the biggest fan of Dick Cheney. But the man has dogs, I like dogs.
    Suddenly I’m torn.

  2. Millie

    I’m not the biggest fan of Cheney either, but his dogs are nice looking indeed. Cheney reminds me (looks-wise) of an older version of George Costanza of Seinfeld. But I love all this Star Wars stuff! It is just priceless!

  3. Millie

    Notice that John references the “dark…force” in his questioning! LOL!

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