Lucas: Obama is a Jedi
POSTED JUNE 25, 2:48 AM
George Lucas signs an autograph at a Capitol Hill event Tuesday. – Carrie Devorah/Special to The Examiner
“Star Wars” creator George Lucas used his expert opinion to compare some of his famous characters to famous politicians Tuesday morning.
Lucas, who was on Capitol Hill to testify at the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Telecommunications and the Internet subcommittee hearing on universal service, was totally nonpartisan when it came to President Bush, declining to weigh in on our question: “Who is President Bush more like: Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader?”
“It’s up to the viewer,” he responded.
And, of course, we had to ask him what he thinks of Vice President Dick Cheney’s nickname — “Darth Vader.”
Although Lucas wouldn’t say whether it was an accurate description of the veep, he did say that Cheney “seems to like” the nickname.
Lucas did, however, have one definitive answer: Barack Obama would most certainly be a Jedi. “I would say that’s reasonably obvious,” he said.
And although Lucas’ movies are filled with high-tech graphics and visual wizardry, he says they’re nothing compared with Congress, telling us that getting things done there is much more complicated than his movies’ special effects. “Anyone who’s seen one of my movies knows that’s saying something about Congress,” he said.