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Visual aids are fun!

This is odd:

The octogenarian legislator, rising in defense of the filibuster, displayed a larger-than-life poster of Ian McDiarmid playing the evil Supreme Chancellor Palpatine in the just-released film “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.”

“In a far-off universe, in this film, the leader of the Senate breaks the rules to give himself and his supporters more power,” Lautenberg inveighed. “I sincerely hope that it doesn’t mirror actions being contemplated in the Senate of the United States.”

I’m hardly a supporter of the nuclear option, but this is ridiculous.

(via Brendan Nyhan)

Categories: Congress
  1. May 21, 2005 at 6:05 am

    To me that’s just silly … ridiculous would have been the senator talking like Yoda while wearing green Spock ears. But then there’s a hardcore star wars fan in every room …

  2. Kat
    May 23, 2005 at 2:31 pm

    Life imitating art imitating life.

    Now my head hurts.

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