Maureen Dowd writes that she was disturbed when George Lucas disagreed with her statement that former Vice President Dick Cheney was Darth Vader. Had Dowd been too harsh on the former veep?
Turns out she hadn’t been harsh enough. According to Lucas “George Bush is Darth Vader. Cheney is the emperor.” Which means, in Star Wars terms, Cheney was more evil than Darth Vader.
According to Lucas:
You know, Darth Vader is really a kid from the desert planet near Crawford, and the true evil of the universe is the emperor who pulls all the strings.