A couple of weeks ago, after native Alaskan Mary Peltola defeated decidedly non-native Alaskan Sarah Palin in a special election to become Alaska’s first indigenous member of the U.S. House of Representatives,
Luke Skywalker…er… Mark Hamill, whose force is always with Democrats, transmitted a congratulatory tweet to her sector of the galaxy, which Ms. Peltola responded to in a very cool way (and which I could not resist augmenting for the top photo)…
— Mary Peltola (@MaryPeltola) September 12, 2022
But the real fun began when twitterers intercepted the message and began transmitting themselves:
Princess Peltola, your victory against Darth Palin was really a New Hope for both the Alliance and the whole planet !… 😍
Congratulations from France & Use the Force !… 🙂
— Christophe Jouan (@Christo79979076) September 12, 2022
You can say that again, Christophe, bring the Death Star down we will.
Fancy an appetiser before the meal? pic.twitter.com/kCeTIJ1ZOT
— Tom Max (@tom__mat) September 12, 2022
I’d call that the Baby Yoda Bump…
I just blurted out, "Holy sh*t that's the coolest tweet ever."
— Dan Yu 🇺🇦 (@Danoyu) September 12, 2022
— Glenton Richards 🇺🇦 (@glentonrich) September 12, 2022
Hopefully until November…
😂😂 Best Response @MaryPeltola – that’s it! I’m donating!! And May the Force Be with You.
— GMS (@LAThinkz) September 13, 2022
Donate we all shall.
Oh memories pic.twitter.com/zptL7MEOHh
— I am your father (@brunoSlondon) September 12, 2022
I think you can call him "bro"
— Rob Gale (@Rob_Gale) September 12, 2022
I love that a Native person is going to congress and I love that she loves Star Wars.
Naysayers can eat Bantha fodder for all I care!
— 😎🤬😬😝 (@barfauns) September 12, 2022
Rep Peltola is the Jedi we have been looking for.
— Geddy D (@Dubes123) September 12, 2022
Wouldn’t it be cool if she were the one to keep Nancy in the captain’s chair?
🥂 🙌 🙌
My new congressperson cosplays? Hell yeah! 😎
— Joel Hadley 🌐 (@joelhadley_ak) September 12, 2022
Looks like @MaryPeltola won the internet today. I can sleep peacefully tonight.
— JSON VertVille (@_alternatestate) September 12, 2022
She sure did. Cograts to Mary, who was sworn in today.
May the Force be with her on Election Day!