But somebody had to point out the resemblance :
For those of you who haven’t been following the new Star Wars movies (I don’t blame you), the Emperor began his career as a Senator who argued that the best way to fight a war is to give absolute power to a single leader and impugn the motives of anyone who questions him. That, and I hear Zell can shoot lighting out of his fingertips when he’s pissed.
UPDATE : Heh. It looks like Buzzflash had the same idea.