MoveOn spot worst of the Star Wars tie-ins

Just because everyone is jumping on the Star Wars bandwagon doesn’t mean everyone should. In perhaps the lamest attempt to tie-in to Revenge of the Sith mania (except for, maybe, this one), MoveOn  started airing a parody ad last week that likens Senate majority leader Bill Frist to The Evil Emperor (see mean-looking guy at right). The voiceover intones, “ … one Senator, seduced by a dark vision of absolute power, seeks to destroy this fabled order [the fabled order has something or other to do with peace and justice], replacing fair judges with far right clones.” If you really care to see the ad, you can click here and see footage of spaceships battling it out around the Capitol and the sound of maniacal laughter.  You know, back last year, when America Coming Together underwrote that great spoof with Will Ferrell playing Dubya (sorry, we couldn’t find it online anywhere this morning), we thought that Democrats (wait, let’s expand that to politicians)  were beginning to demonstrate a sense of humor we didn’t know they had. Now, we realize we were wrong.

—Posted by Catharine P. Taylor