Cylons for McCain

12 clues that suggest one of Battlestar Galactica's "Final Five" is running for President
By MEG MUCKENHOUPT  |  April 30, 2008


Since this year’s season premiere, Battlestar Galactica fans have been wasting eons of Internet-chat time debating the meaning of the four “Final Five” humanoid Cylons who have been revealed. These particular Cylons look just like us, and act just like us, and, well, seem pretty much the same as anyone else. It’s all kind of ho-hum until you suddenly realize that one of the Final Five is running for president! Yes, there is positive proof that Colonel Saul Tigh, Final Five Cylon robot and second in command of the Galactica, is none other than John McCain. And you thought Obama challenged American ideas about race.



Tortured in Cylon prison camp

Tortured in North Vietnamese prison camp

65-year-old bald Caucasian male with distinguished white sideburns

72-year-old bald-ish Caucasian male with vague white comb-over

Third-generation career Colonial military officer

Third-generation career Naval officer

Had attractive blond wife with drinking problems

Has attractive blond wife who has admitted to past pill addiction

Member of the Final Five, a group of human-like robots who may be secretly controlled by Cylons

Member of the Keating Five, a group of senators who were allegedly secretly controlled by the chair of a failed savings-and-loan association in the late 1980s

Imposed martial law throughout the Colonial Fleet when command fell to him

“I would rather have a clean government than one where ‘First Amendment rights’ are being respected that has become corrupt. If I had my choice, I’d rather have the clean government.”

Wife’s dubious connections with Cylon commandant allows Tigh to escape certain doom while imprisoned in Cylon camp

Wife’s connections with Phoenix-area businessmen allow “carpetbagger” McCain to win first congressional seat in 1982

Called wartime civilian president a “schoolmarm”

“[During the Vietnam War] We thought our civilian commanders were complete idiots.”

Attempted to rig election to keep Gaius Baltar from taking office; was foiled by Felix Gaeta

Attempted to win 2000 South Carolina Republican primary to keep George Bush from taking office; was foiled by Karl Rove

Has difficulty perceiving differences between Cylon allies (Athena) and enemies (the rest); frequently accuses Athena of traitorous conduct

Has difficulty perceiving differences between Iran's Shiite and Sunni Muslims; frequently accuses Iranian Shiites of training Al Qaeda members, who are largely Sunnis

Currently confused about allegiance to humans vs. his Cylon past

Currently confused about his allegiance to the Christian Right vs. his “Straight Talk” past

On religion: “You say a prayer, ask the Gods to forgive us. We move the guns in tonight.”

On religion: “I think it’s something between me and my creator.”

On the current un-winnable war against the Cylons: “Yes, we’re tired. Yes, there is no relief. Yes, the Cylons keep coming after us time after time after time. And yes, we are still expected to do our jobs!”

On the current questionably winnable war against Iraq: “We’ve got to get Americans off the frontlines, have the Iraqis as part of the strategy, take over more and more of the responsibilities, and then I don’t think Americans are concerned if we’re there for 100 years or 1000 years or 10,000 years.”

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