Star Wars is getting pretty political these days!
On Friday, President Barack Obama's administration said they would not build a Death Star any time soon, despite a hearty petition requesting the White House to do so by 2016. On Tuesday, Galactic Empire Public Relations (aka StarWars.com) responded to this rejection with their own snarky letter.
"It is doubtless that such a technological terror in the hands of so primitive a world would be used to upset the peace and sanctity of the citizens of the Galactic Empire," the statement read, quoting Governor Wilhuff Tarkin of the Outer Rim Territories. "Such destructive power can only be wielded to protect and defend by so enlightened a leader as Emperor Palpatine." Burn.
It goes on to say that, "Representatives on behalf of the nation-state leader from the unimaginatively named planet refused to acknowledge the obvious cowardice of their choice, preferring instead to attribute the decision to fiscal responsibility."
Star Wars' statement quotes Admiral Conan Motti of the Imperial Starfleet as saying, "Any attacks made upon such a station—should one ever be built—would be a useless gesture."
Too little, too late, White House.