Monday, September 01, 2008
Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Now see Princess Padmé (right) confused by seeing both Senator Palpatine (center) and the Emperor (left) together.
This is an ancient trick of the sith -- to split in two and dress in pastels to confound the unsuspecting.
Palpatine -- Must I remind the Senator from Malastare that negotiations are
continuing with the separatists. Peace is our objective here…not war.
The Senators yell pros and cons. Mas Amedda tries to calm things down. Senator Padmé Amidala, with Captain Typho, Jar Jar, and Dormé, maneuvers her pod into the center of the vast arena.
Padmé -- My noble colleagues, I concur with the Supreme Chancellor. At all costs, we do not want war!
The Senate goes quiet, then there is an outburst of cheering and applause.
Palpatine -- It is with great surprise and joy the chair recognizes the Senator
from Naboo, Padmé Amidala.
Padmé -- Less than an hour ago, as assassination attempt was made against my life. One of my bodyguards and six others were ruthlessly and senselessly murdered.
I was the target but, more importantly, I believe this security measure before
you was the target. I have led the opposition to build an army… but there is someone
in this body that will stop at nothing to assure its passage…