Friday, October 21, 2005

2008's Race to Watch: Adama vs. Organa


Why this guy, you ask? Well, I'll tell you.

Let's start with the official character description, from the Star Wars website. The man runs a damn planet. And he's a senator. And he's secretly fomenting a rebellion, and he's ruthless enough to raise a child of the Dark Lord of the Sith to use against him later (Yes, dammit, he's ruthless...don't buy all this phony sentimental crap about him taking in Leia out of the goodness of his heart...its only real-world equivalent would be Dick Durbin raising Dick Cheney's child to be a Democratic pollster).

Second, he bears an uncanny resemblance to Congressman Matt Santos, running for president on the West Wing. The Santos campaign is obviously a cover for the PAC he's setting up to challenge Adama. Come on, stop being so naive.

Commander Adama is also a fictional character with significant personal power, who also bears an uncanny resemblance to Justice Roberto Mendoza, an appointee of President Josiah Bartlett.
Both resemble characters from the West Wing with significant political power. Both are powerful, charismatic leaders with spaceships.

Screw Condi Vs. Hillary '08. Adama vs. Organa '08's the real race to watch.

2 Comments:

Blogger Kelley Bell said...

The historical meaning of the word Adama comes from the old Hebrew writings on Genisis.

The Adama were The Divine Couple.

It is the shared name of Adam and Eve joined together.

Adam, meaning of the earth and Eve meaning Life.

So the Adama are the wedded couple who are jointly "The Life of The Earth."

This whole modern way of interperting them as Adam being "made of clay" and Eve being the bearer of original sin, is way way off from the teachings of old.

Back then it was all about man and woman uniting to create babies. You know, the Prime Biological imperative of all living things?

Funny how things change.

2:58 PM  
Blogger galactica actual said...

So what you're saying is...Cmdr. Adama would definately get the "faith-based" vote?

3:09 PM  

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