Thursday, September 20, 2007

Could you make him any cooler?

You'd think being in politics, Hillary Clinton would know how to make a proper snide comment but then she says this:
"Vice President Cheney came up to see the Republicans yesterday. You can always tell when the Republicans are getting restless, because the Vice President’s motorcade pulls into the Capitol, and Darth Vader emerges."

Could you make Dick Cheney any cooler with your comparison? Darth Vader. That's awesome. In fact, he's probably one of the few 2nd in command villains that's really really cool, especially in sci-fi. Usually you get crap like that whiny blonde guy in Wrath of Kahn, Starscream, or Sting's character from Dune. Instead, you go and liken Cheney to a complete and total badass. Staying in the realm of Star Wars references, Grand Moff Tarkin is a much less favorable comparison and if you remember your Star Wars movies, he's actually the 2nd in command as far as we know in the original movie (Episode IV).

Maybe at your next stop since Bush has the whole cowboy image going for him, you could liken him to a badass cowboy villain like Liberty Valance, Tim Strong, or maybe Johnny Ringo. That'll really sock it to him.


dadvocate said...

Great take on this! Yeah, Vader is cool. My kids love him. Some where we have an original Darth Vader statue.

Most of all, I'm totally impressed you know about Liberty Valance. I'm 56 and I was only 11 when that movie came out. And, yes, all us kids thought Lee Marvin was super cool as Liberty Valance.

Dante said...

I know Liberty Valance Lee Marvin is my favorite actor. I'm not 56 but I did grow up watching westerns and war movies and there's not a better actor in those genres. Getting people to associate in their minds Bush with the guy who did his own stunts in Cat Ballou and shot an arrow through the smiling cowboy sign in Vegas (not as part of a movie, just for fun) would be a worst case scenario as far as I can tell.