Ewan McGregor, left, as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker in a scene from Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith”/APhoto. See Top Item.
“Entertaining from start to finish and even enthralling at times, ‘(Revenge of the) Sith’ has some acting worth writing home about, specifically (Ian) McDiarmid’s dominant turn as the mastermind of the evil empire” — Variety review of George Lucas’ final “Star Wars” movie here.
2. Humor Fix: “George always says that he’s delighted to come to these press dinners. Baloney. He’s usually in bed by now. I’m not kidding. I said to him the other day, George, if you really want to end tyranny in the world, you’re going to have to stay up later” — First Lady Laura Bush at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner (courtesy politicalhumor.com).
4. Top of the News Fix: Google money overwhelmingly favors Demos here, Iraq death toll tops 250 in 9 days here, California Border Patrol proposes here, Job growth explodes in April here, and Iraq war batters Blair at ballot box here.
5. 100 Days Fix: Columnist/blogger Hugh Hewitt sez President Bush has begun his second term with a bang and is only getting started here.
6. Opinion Fix: Wesley J. Smith/Discovery Institute (PETA’s non-apology apology), Steve Beard/Thunderstruck.org (“Kingdom of Heaven”), Mark Goldblatt/Institute of Technology (Can graduate Johnny write?), Mona Charen/Creators Syndicate (Veggie porn at school), and Austin Bay/Washington Times (V-E Day remembered).