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In which John discusses the hurdles to Chewbacca becoming President of the United States in 2012--and also discusses how wookies can jump any hurdle.


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Good morning Hank, it's Friday July 10th.
You may remember in my last video I offhandedly mentioned that Chewbacca would make a great president and that Han Solo should be his vice president and chief translator. It turns out that idea had legs.

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So Hank there are really only 3 main arguments against Chewbacca becoming president of the United States in 2012. Argument 1 is that we already have a suitable president which, you know, fair enough but he's not a Wookiee.
Argument 2, which I find somewhat more compelling, is that Chewbacca is not eligible to become the president of the United States for a bunch of reasons.

Hank, the United States Constitution says that a president has to be a natural born citizen, that he or she has to be at least 35 years old, and must have been a resident of the United States for at least 14 years. So A) Chewbacca is not a natural born citizen of the United States because he lived a long, long, time ago in a galaxy far, far, away. B) He is currently deceased as anyone who's read the 1999 Star Wars novel "Vector Prime" already knows. And C) he's a fictional character.

Hank, I'm not going to lie to you. Being a deceased non-human, non-American, fictional character, does make it hard for you to become president of the United States. But to the people who would say it's impossible, let me remind you that our Constitution can be amended. So shut up and let the Wookiee win.

Argument 3 is Chewbacca might not be a good president due to his poor communication skills and kinda general bellicosity. Which is ridiculous! Public servants need to be more like Chewbacca; loyal, self-sacrificing, Yoda-saving heroes.

So Hank, after the last video more that 100 nerdfighters commented that they wanted to see a "Chewie for President 2012" t-shirt. We have designed such a t-shirt and you can buy it at DFTBA.com. Link over in the sidebar.

But nerdfighters, because we just designed the t-shirt today, it's not going to get to you for like 3 weeks so don't get mad at us.

So yeah if you want the t-shirt, that's great, go get it but uh don't get mad if it doesn't come for a few weeks. P.S. Just after I finished making this video, Hank sent me the most awesome "Chewbacca for President" song I have ever heard in my life. We're going to make it a free download that goes with the t-shirt but here's a little snippet of it while you look at the beauty of the shirt Hank designed.

[song snippet]
And if the lobbyists try to
Line his pockets
You know what's gonna happen
He'll rip their arms out of their sockeeeeeetss...
Chewie for Pres-

Hank, thanks for bringing musical life to my stupid ideas. You'll see me on Sunday.

The shirt won't ship for 3 weeks. The shirt won't -- it's so close to cursing, like I'm right on the edge of cursing.