Meryl Yourish interviews Darth Vader
. (Link via Damian Penny
.) He informs us that we've been mislead about the Sith and the Jedi:
Oh, don't be ridiculous. The Sith Lords are no darker than your average Republicans. The Emperor wasn't an Emperor, the Rebellion wasn't a Rebellion. It was all politics. Palpatine won a closely contested election, and the Jedi got ticked. The Sith may have controlled the Chancellorship and the Senate, but the Jedi had the damned media behind them. And the academics, and they're the ones who write the history books. The truth is, I started out with the Jedi, and Palpatine ultimately converted me to the Sith. The Sith political party, not some scary cult that went around lopping off people's hands.
Later in the interview, Vader drops this bombshell:
Let's just say that Luke and Leia weren't my only kids. Padme may have dumped me, but she's not the only fish in the sea. My second wife and I retired here after I lost the election, and, well, that's all I'm saying for now. Except that he was born in the USA. And he's a Republican.
Clever, Lord Vader. You've got everyone trying to figure out who your son is, when the real mystery is the identity is Mrs. Vader. My guess is we should be looking for a Republican woman who likes to dress in black.