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That's the thought I was having this morning. Which makes a better president, a senator or a governor? Now I'm not talking about anyone in particular, no Republicans or Democrats, just which position do you think would better prepare someone for the job of president. And why.
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Let's have a poll:
Senator Palpatine
Governor Tarkin
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Historically a Governor has had better luck than a Senator. Obama was the first sitting Senator to win election to the Oval Office since Kennedy. In that time we've had 4 Governors (Carter, Reagan, Clinton, Bush) and 3 Vice Presidents (Johnson, Nixon, Bush).

Ford never won election so I didn't count him but he's also the only one besides Eisenhower since WW II to be President while never having served as a Governor or in the Senate. He was in the House of Representatives when Nixon picked him to be his VP.
 
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Each has its own advantages in terms of experience. Being a Senator is a national position and grants insight into the federal legislative process. Being a governor, however, is more similar to being President. On balance, I think experience as a governor is probably more valuable.
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Presidents last hundred years, rated by aggravate ranking (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Best_president)

1 Franklin D. Roosevelt (G)
2 Woodrow Wilson (G)
3 Harry S. Truman (S)
4 Dwight D. Eisenhower
5 John F. Kennedy (S)
6 Lyndon B. Johnson (S)
7 Ronald Reagan (G)
8 Bill Clinton (G)
9 William Howard Taft
10 George H. W. Bush (HoR)
11 Gerald Ford (HoR)
12 Jimmy Carter (G+S)
13 Herbert Hoover
14 Calvin Coolidge (G)
15 Richard Nixon (S)
16 George W. Bush (G)
17 Warren G. Harding (S)

Governors: 1 2 7 8 12 14 16 = 60 / 7 = 8,57
Senators: 3 5 6 12 15 17 = 58 / 6 = 9,67
None of it: 4 9 10 11 13 = 47 / 5 = 9,4

Statistical significance = 0
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You're right, I do find those rankings aggravating
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I'd like to nominate that for "typo which should not be fixed".
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10 George H. W. Bush (HoR)
11 Gerald Ford (HoR)
12 Jimmy Carter (G+S)


The HoRs and a state senator.

Sounds like the name of a late night movie...
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OK, if that's your game:

I think Governor is better, it's apparently easier to spell than Senator
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sikeospi wrote:
Governor Grand Moff Tarkin


FTFY.

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Tarkin was the Colin Powell of long long ago / far far away... a basically OK guy made to do terrible things to prop up teh systems. Good president material there. Satisfying pathos and all that.
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Tarkin was also the only one who was willing/able to put Vader in his place.

And he wasn't even a Jedi!!!!

I mean, how cool is that?!!

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He was Vader's HR guy. "I need a battalion of stormtroopers for Saturday, on time and a half." "No... the emperor commands that only permanent troopers get overtime."
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Tarkin was a total prick. He destroyed an entire planet on a whim. So he was much more frightening than Darth Vader who basically lost every fight he found himself in. I know, he beat Luke in the lightsaber duel on Cloud City, but Luke was a novice and Vader failed to turn him. It was a loss.

Tarkin still creeps me out. Vader is a loser. A compelling loser, but a loser all the same.

Of course neither has anything on Noah Cross.
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gittes wrote:
Tarkin was a total prick. He destroyed an entire planet on a whim. So he was much more frightening than Darth Vader who basically lost every fight he found himself in. I know, he beat Luke in the lightsaber duel on Cloud City, but Luke was a novice and Vader failed to turn him. It was a loss.

Tarkin still creeps me out. Vader is a loser. A compelling loser, but a loser all the same.

Of course neither has anything on Noah Cross.


He did successfully capture the Corvette at the Beginning of New Hope, though he failed to get the plans. Hmm, you might be right. Really, I guess his last victory was slaughtering the Jedi children.
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Vader was a very twisted Michael Jackson impersonator: He was a pretty white boy that tried to be black as hard as he could: He have very expensive surgeries that even let him sound like James Earl Jones!. Then he got involved with children, and used his laser prick on them, with disastrous results.

I'd not be surprised if, after a couple of drinks, Vader didn't start singing Smooth Criminal.
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Probably the best politicians would be non-politicians, so the answer is neither.

You know the old saying:"Power atracts the corruptible, absolute power atracts the absolutely corruptible."
 
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I love how the mass media depiction has crammed public perception of politics into dumb, shallow narratives to a point that both Star Wars and actual politics can be seamlessly combined in a thread.

Remember to show support for the aniversary of the terrorist attack on the Death Star. NEVER FORGET.
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