For it wasn't always so. Back in the days when he was merely SenatorPalpatine, the galaxy had been a Knighthood that had watched it over it for centuries.But inevitably it had grown too large-to massive a bureaucracy had been required,over too many years, in order to maintain the Republic. Corruption had set in.
It almost seemed to him that unknown craters were forming in his bosom.
M. Mabeuf had nicknamed her Mother Plutarque.
"No, certainly not!" exclaimed the elder. "I am too old for that."