Posts Tagged ‘Politics’



Star Wars Guide to the Candidates

Bonnie Burton | January 18, 2008

For those of you who think it might be fun to vote based on random connections between presidential candidates and Star Wars characters — here’s the Mighty Rex Star Wars Guide to The Candidates.

Bush Hints at Cheney’s Halloween Costume

StarWars.com Team | October 31, 2007

From CNN.com:

“This morning I was with the vice president,” Bush joked. “I was asking him what costume he was planning. He said, ‘Well I’m already wearing it,’ and then he mumbled something about the dark side of the force.”

Read more here. I gotta admit; I’m impressed CNN got the style correct and didn’t capitalize “Dark Side.” It’s a pretty common mistake.

Cheney Doesn’t Mind Vader Nickname

StarWars.com Team | October 22, 2007

This from the Wall Street Journal Online:

[Vice President Dick Cheney] displayed a flash of humor in acknowledging that his imperious manner has earned him the nickname “Darth Vader” in some quarters. “I’ve been asked if that nickname bothers me, and the answer is, no,” he said. “After all, Darth Vader is one of the nicer things I’ve been called recently.”

Read more here.

Darth Vader Gift on “The Daily Show”

StarWars.com Team | October 11, 2007

Lynne Cheney, the wife of Vice President Dick Cheney, appeared on “The Daily Show,” Oct. 10. to talk about her new memoir, Blue Sky, No Fences and about life in the White House. But before the interview got started, she brought with her a special gift for host Jon Stewart — a Darth Vader doll.

“It’s a special present for you…it’s an old family heirloom,” Cheney laughs.
“Is there a microphone in it?” Stewart jokes.
“No, but it’s signed on the bottom…” Cheney says.
“Is that true?” Stewart asks.
“… in invisible ink,” Cheney continues.
“It’s lovely, thank you very much,” Stewart says. “I’ll keep that….”
“As a nice reminder,” Cheney answers.
“Yes!” Stewart laughs.

Watch the video here on Comedy Central:
Lynne Cheney Pt. 1