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PICS: Pat Rabbitte has got a lightsaber and he's not afraid to use it

The force is strong with this one…
Sep 12th 2013, 4:20 PM 6,365 53


“I’VE BEEN WAITING for you, Enda Kenny. We meet again, at last. The circle is now complete. When I left you, I was but the learner; now I am the master,” Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte might have said today as he got his hands on a lightsaber.

Rabbitte was at the telecommunications research exhibition at the Lighthouse Cinema in Dublin when he got his hands on one of the exhibits, a red lightsaber.

We’re sure the Labour Minister had the best intentions in picking a red-coloured lightsaber but we wonder was he aware that it is the same colour used by Star Wars villains including Darth Vader.

The Luke Skywalker to Rabbitte’s Vader was Trinity Provost Professor Patrick Prendergast:


Luckily it was all a bit of a laugh and no-one’s hand got chopped off like what happened Luke in ‘The Empire Strikes Back’.

The Empire Strikes Pat, you could say:


There are too many puns. Leave your best in the comments below…

Pics: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

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