"Change" == "Chewbacca"

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In an infamous episode of South Park, famed attorney Johnnie Cochrane used the Chewbacca defense to win a civil case about who wrote a pop song. The case had nothing to do with Star Wars or Chewbacca, but Cochrane makes the red herring argument that Chewbacca is a Wookie, but lives on a planet full of Ewoks, and therefore, "if Chewbacca lives on Endor, you must acquit! The defense rests."

Former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. was on Meet the Press today, arguing with Republican consultant Mike Murphy about Obama's statement that he would meet with leaders of rogue nations without preconditions. Ford said, of course you need conditions; "[Obama]'s made clear, however, that those conditions, he assumed that that was implicit."

Murphy responded, "The mistake was that he didn't make those conditions explicit."

Ford concludes, "Implicit, explicit: change is what Americans want."

The defense rests. slashdot.org

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