The world can be a pretty crazy place. For proof of that you need look no further than Ukraine. Incredibly, we’re not talking about Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Crimea here – and, as crazy goes, that whole thing has been pretty damn nutso – but instead the fact that this weekend just gone, evil Sith lord Darth Vader announced that he would be running for the country’s presidency.
Before you think this is a somewhat pathetic attempt at a belated April Fool’s prank, it isn’t…
Chosen as a candidate by the Ukrainian Internet Party (UIP), Vader – a common enough sight in Kiev’s Independence Square, normally accompanied by a couple of stormtroopers – is no stranger to the Ukrainian political scene. In November 2013, Vader declared himself mayor of Odessa after being carried there by his ever-faithful stromtroopers.
In a party statement, Vader told the world, “I alone can make an empire out of a republic, to restore former glory, to return lost territories and pride for this country.”
Vader has apparently also demanded some land so he can leave his spaceship parked.
One can only hope he also finds Putin’s slack ol’ face disturbing (work it out, folks… work it out…).