My John was quick to point out to me that Layton is much more like Emperor Palpatine, since he has proposed to dissolve the Senate. And possibly build a grand army of the Canadian Republic using clones. And can probably shoot lightning from his hands.
Other politicians who should identify with Star Wars characters:
Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone as Wedge Antilles:
If Mayor Miller is Luke, Joe has to be Wedge. Joe Antilles has been in the Star Wars universe as long, if not longer, than Luke. Though he's had his own series of comic books and novels, Joe will sadly never get to be the real hero in the Star Wars universe. He just doesn't have the glitz and glamour a Jedi knight does.
Prime Minister Paul Martin as Admiral Ackbar:
Think of Martin's recent speech about the sponsorship scandal. Then think about Ackbar yelling, "It's a TRAP!"
er Steven Harper as Grand Moff Tarkin:
Dude just scares me. Sure, we all thikn he's kinda cool, but in that bad be-my-friend-or- I'll-beat-you-up kind of way. I fear what Moff Harper would do if he could get his grubby little hands on a Death Star of his own...
Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe as Jar-Jar Binks:
You have to respect Duceppe - he's a man with integrity. Then Episode 2 proved that Jar-Jar Duceppe's absence really didn't do much to affect the overall suckiness of the film. Besides which, I think we all want to hear him say, "Meesa French!"
So those are my picks - what are yours?