Sarah Palin To Command the Death Star? At left is the wicked (and blessedly dead) Grand Moff Tarkin, high-powered henchman to Darth Vader, from the 1977 space documentary Star Wars . At right is Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin speaking at a campaign rally in Colorado yesterday. Note the similarities. We're not sayin', we're just sayin'. [Palin image via Splash]