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Political wisdom from Star Wars (courtesy of Andy Bramsen): A conversation between Anakin Skywalker (the future Darth Vader) and Padme (his love interest, who also happens to be a Senator)

Anakin: I don’t think the system works.

Padme: How would you have it work?

Anakin: We need a system where the politicians sit down and discuss the problem, agree what’s in the best interest of all the people and then do it.

Padme: That’s exactly what we do. The trouble is that people don’t always agree.

Anakin: Well then they should be made to.

Padme: By whom? Who is going to make them?

Anakin: I don’t know, someone.

Padme: You? Anakin: Of course not me.

Padme: But someone. Anakin: Someone wise.

Padme: It sounds an awful lot like a dictatorship to me.

Anakin: Well, if it works…