ByKit Simpson Browne, writer at
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OK, let's get this out of the way right off the bat.

No, we're not joking, and no, this isn't a weird prelude to a comedy video.

Darth Vader is running for office in the Ukraine.

As in, actual, factual, high political office.

Now, I'm not saying that The Ukrainian Internet Party should think twice about fielding as overtly murderous a candidate as Vader - on the off chance that Moviepilot inadvertently becomes a key news source for the Ukrainian election, I would hate to feel anything but impartial - but still...


But...he killed so many people...

And that whole Death Star thing? I mean, really?

I don't care if that's really just a Ukrainian dude in a suit, it's still surely a really bad example to set for the kids in your...horrifically war-torn country.

And it's not like he's mellowed or anything...

No, wait, he's totally awesome now.

Y'know what, I've changed my mind. He might be a good idea after all. If only because Chewie seems to think he's changed, and who am I to argue with a Wookiee.

So, Ukrainian readers - don't forget that come the elections on October 26th, you can totally vote for this guy.

Or, better yet, Stepan Chewbacca:

Because...yes we can?

Now, I know that this should make me kind of sad about Ukrainian politics - which are obviously in a bad way if this many satirical candidates are running - but, honestly, this is all just making me look forward to [Star Wars: Episode VII](movie:711158) even more...


What do you guys think - Who would you vote for?

via The Guardian


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