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The Force to Washington George Lucas takes

June 26, 2008 |  1:35 am

"Star Wars" creator George Lucas was on Capitol Hill inStar Wars creator George Lucas tests out a new model light saber on Capitol Hill Washington this week to testify on something or other and when there's no news to be heard, reporters start asking the silly questions.

They wanted him to liken modern politicians to his movie characters. Like, was Darth Vader based on Vice President Dick Cheney? Or something like that.

Anyway, Lucas, who's also responsible for harnessing the Force, played it cagey. Until he was asked if Sen. Barack Obama would be a Jedi knight.

Maybe the answer you think you know.

But over to Elizabeth Snead's Dish Rag blog you'll have to click to be sure.

-- Andrew Malcolm