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HoloNet News — Chancellor Palpatine's Approval Rating Falls
Attribution
Author(s)

Pablo Hidalgo[1]

Publication information
Publisher

StarWars.com[1]

Released

December 12, 2008[1]

Type

Podcast[1]

General information
Issue number(s)

3[1]

Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era[1]

Timeline

c. 21 BBY[2]

Series

HoloNet News podcast[1]

"Dateline Coruscant: Chancellor Palpatine's approval rating drops to 81%!"
―Rule Davenbay[src]

HoloNet News — Chancellor Palpatine's Approval Rating Falls, released on December 12, 2008, is the third installment in the online HoloNet News podcast series that accompanied the development of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series. With a length of about seventy-three seconds, the podcast features a news report on Republic Supreme Chancellor Palpatine's public approval ratings falling to 81%. The podcast was written by Pablo Hidalgo and features the voice talents of David W. Collins and Stephen J. Sansweet.

Plot summaryEdit

"This is a crisis! A drop this big indicates the average citizen's frustrations with the war's progress, something that can easily be placed at the feet of the Senate—the same Senate that ties up the Chancellor's best intentions in needless bureaucracy!"
―Mas Amedda[src]

From Dateline Coruscant, a HoloNet News agency on the Republic capital planet Coruscant, anchor Rule Davenbay reports that Supreme Chancellor Palpatine's approval rating among Inner Core citizens has fallen to 81%. According to the independent polling agency Chokee & Chokee, Palpatine's approval rating is at its lowest point since the start of the Clone Wars between the Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems. Davenbay goes on to play an address to the Galactic Senate by Vice Chairman Mas Amedda regarding this latest news. Amid boos from senators, Amedda claims that Palpatine's approval ratings are dwindling because the Senate is interfering with the Supreme Chancellor's business; according to Amedda, the Senate is tying up Palpatine's plans with bureaucratic nonsense. Davenbay concludes the report by disclosing Chokee & Chokee's latest collected approval ratings of the Senate, which have dropped to a low 31%.

CastEdit

DevelopmentEdit

HoloNet News — Chancellor Palpatine's Approval Rating Falls is the third podcast installment in the online HoloNet News podcast series written to accompany the development of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series. Released on December 12, 2008, on StarWars.com, Chancellor Palpatine's Approval Rating Falls has a run time of approximately seventy-three seconds and features the voice talents of David W. Collins as Rule Davenbay and Stephen J. Sansweet as Mas Ammeda. The podcast was written by Pablo Hidalgo, was co-produced by Hidalgo and Brooks Brown, had sound designed by Collins, and had music composed by Jesse Harlin.[1]

Main charactersEdit

PalpatineEdit

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Though his approval rating has dropped, Palpatine remains much more popular than the Galactic Senate.

A male Human and Supreme Chancellor of the Galactic Republic during the Clone Wars, Palpatine is extremely popular in the Republic, being seen as an intelligent, kind, and benevolent leader. However, Palpatine is secretly a Dark Lord of the Sith named Darth Sidious, who created the Confederacy of Independent Systems and is directing both factions from behind the scenes. His ultimate goal is to rule the galaxy with an iron fist by taking power away from the Galactic Senate and giving it to himself as Supreme Chancellor.[3] Around 21 BBY,[2] Palpatine's approval rating among Inner Core citizens has fallen to 81%, but is still higher than the Galactic Senate's approval rating, which is only 31%.[1]

Rule DavenbayEdit

Rule Davenbay is the male host of a news program on Dateline Coruscant, a HoloNet News agency.[1] Sometime around 21 BBY,[2] Danebay reports on his show that a recent poll by the independent polling agency Chokee & Chokee shows that Supreme Chancellor Palpatine's approval rating has fallen to 81%. In his report, Davenbay plays a response by Vice Chairman Mas Amedda to the Galactic Senate about the recent poll, with Amedda blaming the Senate for Palpatine's loss in popularity. Davenbay also notes that the Senate's approval rating is holding steady at 31%.[1]

Mas AmeddaEdit

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Mas Amedda is a strong supporter of Chancellor Palpatine.

A male Chagrian, Mas Amedda is the Vice Chairman of the Senate during the Clone Wars, tasked with moderating debates in the Senate. A close advisor and confidant of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine,[4] Amedda quickly addresses the Senate when Palpatine's approval rating falls to 81%. Amid a chorus of boos from the gathered senators, Amedda blames the Senate for Palpatine's drop in popularity, claiming that the Senate is undermining the Supreme Chancellor's war efforts. Amedda's speech to the Senate is later played during a HoloNet News report by Rule Davenbay.[1]

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars
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Inter-season webcomics: I · II · III
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Season Three webcomic: The Valsedian Operation
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Season Five:
1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18 · 19 · 20
The Lost Missions:
1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13
Unproduced episodes:
"The Bad Batch" · "A Distant Echo"
Video games:
Jedi Alliance (Prima Guide) · Lightsaber Duels (Prima Guide) · Republic Heroes (Prima Guide)
Clone Wars Adventures (Official Guide) · LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (Prima Guide)
HoloNet News:
1 · 2 · 3Republic Heroes tie-ins: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5
Other material:
StarWars.com Episode Guides · The Visual Guide · Campaign Guide · The Art of Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Visual Guide Ultimate Battles · The Official Episode Guide: Season 1 · Character Encyclopedia
New Battlefronts: The Visual Guide · Official Episode Guide Series 1 & 2 · Incredible Vehicles · Episode Guide
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HoloNet News
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HoloNet News Vol. 531 (CoCo edition):
#45 · #46 · #47 · #48 · #49 · #50 · #51 · #52 · #53 · #54 · #55
#56
Insider (Core Edition):
14:2:12 · 14:3:22 · 14:4:14 · 14:7:02 · 14:9:01 · 14:9:04 · 14:10:03 · 15:01:03 · 15:01:13 · 15:2:22 · 15:3:02 · 15:3:29
16:5:24 (Special Inaugural Edition)
Podcast:
1 · 2 · 3A Galaxy Divided: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5
Segments
Business · Coruscant's News Desk · Dateline Coruscant · Gormaanda's Culinary Corner · Jedi Watch · Kids! · Life · Lottery · Regional · Sightings by Twang · Sports · Weather Report · Week in Focus
People
Ultana Anya · Rogan B.B. Cham · Rule Davenbay · Norman · Lyrax Pentigure · Dyslogia Twang
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