Sunday, April 24, 2005

May the Farce Be With You

In the May issue of the Village Post - a community magazine - there's a little article asking three of the city's politicians which Star Wars character they identified with most. David Miller said he was Luke Skywalker, Jack Layton said Yoda, and John Tory said Obi-Wan Kenobi.

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!"

Opposition Leader 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?


Flocons said...

I think you meant to say that Tory is more like the emperor... not Layton.

Vicki said...

Layton has proposed to abolish the Senate as part of his platform.

I'm sure on the scale of evil, Tory could rank up alongside the Emperor, but I haven't been able to find anything that directly links him to proposing the dissolution of the Senate.

I think Tory is like Admiral Motti and Harris is like Vader... as soon as Motti questions Vader's beliefs in the power of the Force, good ol' Darth puts the strangle-whammy on him... Tory similarily is making a fundamental party policy shift... bah, maybe I'm wrong, I just gleaned this from

It makes me look smart. Also, I like things that make me go.