Friday, December 07, 2007

The Dark Lord of General Contracting

Via Crooks & Liars comes this quote of the day from Paul Krugman at his NYTimes blog (in regards to a story about contracting shenanigans in Iraq via McClatchy):
Back when Hillary Clinton described Dick Cheney as Darth Vader, a number of people pointed out that this was an unfair comparison. For example, Darth Vader once served in the military.

Here’s another reason the comparison is invalid: the contractors Darth Vader hired to build the Death Star actually got the job done.

Which reminded me about the best scene from the movie Clerks: