Commenting on the White House's refusal to create a Death Star, Seth Masket sees "a great opportunity here for the Republicans that they have yet to exploit":

The White House has just come down firmly against an important new military weapons system. They basically just put Dukakis in the tank. They've left us defenseless against our future extraterrestrial invaders. These attack ads write themselves. I predict — and welcome — massive polarization on this issue.