James Taranto ha provato a verificare la presunta somiglianza della politica estera di John Kerry con le frasi di C-3PO, il robottino logorroico di Guerre Stellari. E poi si chiede: chi è Bush? Han Solo?

The resemblance to Kerry’s foreign policy is uncanny. C-3PO also has a lot of awkward arm movements, just like Kerry when giving a speech. On the other hand, Threepio has a certain lack of self-regard that is quite unlike the narcissistic Kerry. At one point, he tells Luke Skywalker: “I’m only a droid, and not very knowledgeable about such things. Not on this planet anyway. As a matter of fact, I’m not even sure which planet I am on.” Apart from the confusion about what planet he’s on, this is a decidedly un-Kerrylike comment. You can’t imagine this droid ever demanding: “Do you know who I am?”.

If Kerry is C-3PO, which “Star Wars” character most closely resembles President Bush? The obvious candidate is Han Solo, whose cocksure attitude is reminiscent of the president’s. “Bring ‘em on,” he actually says at one point, and at another, Princess Leia mocks him as a “flyboy.”