On The Politico I found this!

September 02, 2008

Fans of the Sci-Fi show Battlestar Galactica have previously noted that John McCain looks like Colonel Saul Tigh — a temperamental war hawk and ex-fighter pilot , who also happens to be a former POW.

And, as Jonathan Last notes, Sarah Palin looks like a young President Laura Roslin — the former Secretary of Education who became president of the human race out of nowhere after the robotic Cylons killed almost all of them in a surprise nuclear strike.

In Season One, the remaining 40,000 or so human beings worry about her inexperience, her open religiosity and her choice to ban abortion in order to keep mankind alive.

For more information on the mock ticket, check out the campaign site that’s already been set up in their name.

Life imitates art again here!

Tigh/Roslin ’08!


Jimmy Akin has a GREAT piece of political analysis over at his place.  Check it out!

Here is a sample:

Many observers were impressed by Col. Saul Tigh’s selection of Laura Roslin as his running mate in the upcoming election.

Others found Roslin to be a lightweight compared to Tigh’s 40 years of service to the Twelve Colonies and his record as a war hero and former POW.

Originally, Roslin held only a minor post in the Colonial government which–while it  showcased her genuine love for children–nevertheless was a small backdrop before an unexpected and lightning rise to executive office, which she has held for only a short time.

On the other hand, her decision to ban abortion in order to keep mankind alive, her gung-ho Cylon-hunting, and her deep religious faith will surely fire up the base.

It is less clear what the effect will be of her statement that Admiral Adama’s deeply-unpopular and protracted conflict with the Cylons is a "task that is from the gods."

Some pundits viewed her selection cynically, saying that Tigh needed to choose someone like Roslin in order to shore up his standing in the party.

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  1. Clayton says:

    dare i say it? kind of fracked up.

  2. Howard says:

    I had picked Obama as an older #4 (Simon) and Hillary as an older #3 (D’Anna Biers). I can’t say he looks like him at all, but it’s hard for me not to think there’s some #1 (Brother Cavil) in Biden — the cynical “priest” who is the most open scoffer in the series would seem to be a promising match for the “pro-choice Catholic”.

  3. Brian Walden says:

    Why does his eye patch switch sides?

  4. Br. Pelagius says:

    At the Novice House we call then Doppelgangers.

  5. Brian: LOL! Good catch.

    I imagine that this is a result of photoshoping.

  6. Paul says:

    It really makes me miss BSG.

  7. Larry says:

    That is really kind’a spooky!

  8. You know… before, the campaign was like the last two seasons of The West Wing. And now?

  9. Melody says:

    What is the Latin for “Very 1337”?

    I am one happy nerd here.

  10. Paul says:

    “as Jonathan Last notes, Sarah Palin looks like a young President Laura Roslin — the former Secretary of Education who became president of the human race out of nowhere after the robotic Cylons killed almost all of them in a surprise nuclear strike”

    Hmm – former Secretary of Education Margaret Thatcher became prime minister out of nowhere after the miners deposed Davros, sorry Heath, in a surprise miners strike.

    I wonder where Battlestar Galactica got the idea from?

  11. Br. Pelagius says:

    Ah, Doppelgangers as we call it in the Novice Wing.

  12. K says:

    I really must protest against the gross and improper allegations you come with father;) I’m quite certain she prohibited abortion in season 2 not in no 1

  13. Thomas says:

    concerning the eyepatch: the Tigh in the photo at the top is the mirror image of another photo on the website

  14. Gregory DiPippo says:

    It is now a matter of public knowledge that Tigh is one of the Final Five, which is to say, a CYLON!!! And he poisoned his wife. And he impregnated Caprica-Six. What does this say about his character?

    The chattering heads will all be demanding to know what ELSE Col. Tigh has been hiding from the American public. And interrogating itself, with all of its usual sincerity, on whether the media should de delving into the private lives of politicians.

  15. Fr Fenton says:

    This really has me thinking that Laura may be the final Cylon! For a while I thought it was going to be Bill Adama, especially based upon his breakdown when he found out about Saul Tigh.


  16. Gregory: How glad I am to know that you are a fan! …


    What do you call a fan of Battlestar Galactica… a ….


  17. Gregory DiPippo says:

    Optime Z!

    The loathsome but intermittently amusing Kevin Smith calls the show “B-Star G.”
    How about B-Star Geek?

    Exemplaria Cylonum XII
    Septem cognita sunt
    Quattuor in secreto vivunt
    Unum revelabitur

  18. Gregory DiPippo says:

    Oh, and I know you were watching the other Roslin
    model when she knocked it OUT OF THE PARK!!!!

  19. Gregory: I did watch and she did hit it very hard.

  20. BobP says:

    “Timeos Danaos et dona ferentes!”

    And here is the party that brought us Roe vs Wade. A big strike out in my book. [Ummm … the Cylons?]

  21. Paul Stokell says:

    WDTPRS: Kinda like Fark, but with Latin. Cool!

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