Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker got in on the fictional Internet holiday “Star Wars Day” by posting an image of himself alongside an iconic Star Wars quote… unintentionally comparing himself to a sci-fi/fantasy princess in the process.
— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) May 4, 2015
Walker’s name is spelled out as one word, to look similar to “Skywalker.” But the Star Wars quote Walker uses is actually about Star Wars’ damsel-in-distress Princess Leia. (RELATED: Congresswoman Tweets, Immediately Deletes, Enthusiasm For Beer And Fast Food)
For those not in the know, the quote Walker tweets is from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. It is not — as Walker’s image portrays — a single quote, but a dialogue between Jedi Masters Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi. The “boy” is Luke Skywalker, but the “another” that Yoda is referring to is his secretly Force-sensitive sister, Princess Leia.
So yeah, Scott Walker accidentally compared himself to Princess Leia. That, or he compared himself to Luke Skywalker, while accidentally implying that there are other options for the Republican nomination.