Read Karol's heartfelt plea for unity of the conservative movement behind Bush as opposed to factionalism resulting from the unending quest for total purity. (This was brought on by the misnamed American Conservative magazine's ridiculous issue in which all of their different writers endrosed different candidates for President. Bush, Kerry, Badnarik, Nader, not voting at all, and, I believe, Pol Pot were all endrosed for various tortured rationales.) This post led to a very interesting discussion in the comments between various flavors of conservatives. I had a very enjoyable discussion on the great neo/paleo divide with highly intellecutal social conservative commenter Von Bek. This eventually in turn degenerated into people making Star Wars/politics analogies (possibly the geekiest analogies one could make.) To wit here's Von Bek:
See, I think neocons are not really a Spiderman bad guy but more like the bad guys in Star Wars. Really organized and all clones. Libertarians are more like Jabba the Hut and his gang; really into sex and money. Paleocons are the Tuskan raiders. Everyone else is in space and these guys are in the desert with giant sticks and banthas. Me ? I'm the Bobba Fett of the American right, working with all factions but at the same time going my own way. And I'm going to die by being eaten by a giant worm thing in the desert. Which makes me glad I left Nevada for Illinois since there is no desert here.
If you think that's bad, check out the response to this analogy from a libertarian:
The free market demands that not only do we employ smugglers who can make the Kessel run, but encase them in carbonite if they screw us over.
Okay, I thought it was funny.