Newly minted Ways and Means Chairman Sander Levin (D-Mich.) looks an awful lot like a certain Senator but this Senatorial twin isnt his brother, Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.). Sander Levins resemblance to the fictional Sen. Palpatine of the Star Wars prequel trilogy hasnt gone unnoticed on the Hill.Palpatine, whose alter ego is the bad-dude Darth Sidious, goes on to become the evil Emperor Palpatine. But in his pre-evil days, he does look an awful lot like Sander Levin, who were pretty sure doesnt have a dastardly secret identity. Palpatine has been likened to Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.) and Pope Benedict XVI, but we agree that hes a dead ringer for the new Ways and Means chairman. Heres the photographic evidence compare Palpatines visage to Levins look.Submit your hot tips, juicy gossip or comments here.Cant get enough HOH? Get a midday dose of fun and gossip with HOHs One-Minute Recess, delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here because everyone deserves more recess.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.