President Obama’s “friends at Lucasfilm” rushed to the president’s defense after his recent “Jedi mind-meld” flap.
The geekdom exploded Friday after Obama said he didn’t have the power to “somehow do a Jedi mind meld with these folks and convince them to do what’s right” on reaching a deal to avoid sequestration. He had confused the Jedi mind trick with the Vulcan mind meld.
But a spokeswoman for Star Wars‘ studio Lucasfilm has eagerly rushed to his defense, saying no one is giving him enough credit.
“President Obama might have created a mash-up of Star Wars friends at Lucasfilm and Star Trek but he also might be a lot more savvy with his knowledge of Star Wars than anyone is giving him credit for,” Lynne Hale said in a statement. “In some of the Star Wars spin-off books there is a ‘Force Meld.’ … “All of President Obama’s friends at Lucasfilm would love to believe that his expertise in Star Wars knowledge runs deep…”
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