Saturday, January 2, 2016

One of Ted Cruz’s first messages of the year is not about politics and polls, but galaxies and geekdom.

“For anyone who grew up idolizing Han Solo, as I did as a kid, there is an image in this movie that was traumatic at a level that will be permanently seared onto my mind forever,“ he added, being careful not to give away any spoilers for fans who haven’t yet seen the movie.

He did, however, make a point to let listeners know his opinion on one particular aspect of the series.

“Just for the record, Han Solo shot first,” he said.

Despite the purported similarities between the dysfunction in Washington and grim future societies featured movies such as the Hunger Games, the Texas senator was quick to reassure prospective voters that his super hero fandom is purely for entertainment, not practical purposes.

“I think it’s fair to say that I’m unlikely anytime soon to put a mask on my head and start murdering bad guys on the street,” he joked.
Cruz is, however, a fan of the Hunger Games’ Mockingjay symbol that has popped up as a tribute to liberty by supporters of his campaign.

“I think it’s fabulous,” he said. “We could use a few more Katniss Evergreens in the world to take on what’s wrong with Washington.”