Darth Vader, as played by Robert Gibbs

November 2, 2009

OBAMA/We saw a lot of photos over the weekend of President Obama and his wife, Michelle “Catwoman” Obama, handing out Halloween treats at the White House on Saturday night.

But we didn’t see one of the White House press secretary, Robert Gibbs, who had dressed up as Darth Vader to join in the festivities.

So check out the photo. He is without his glasses, so he probably couldn’t see a thing. We imagine it would be tempting for him to bring the light saber to his daily news briefing and zap offending questioners.

Politico.com has video of Robert “Darth Vader” Gibbs putting on the mask — scary!

Of course it wasn’t that long ago when another White House denizen had been called Darth Vader. “I’ve been asked if that nickname bothers me, and the answer is, no. After all, Darth Vader is one of the nicer things I’ve been called recently.”

Remember who said that? None other than Dick Cheney.

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Photo credit: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst (Gibbs and his son Ethan dressed as Star Wars characters for White House Halloween)

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