Talk about dumping an unfortunate announcement on a big news day.
Details are still breaking, but according to a Walt Disney release reported by Reuters, the Mouse has bought the Force.
Disney will pay $4 billion for Lucasfilm and his other operations including Industrial Light and Sound. And Lucas will serve as a creative consultant on the new "Star Wars" installment.
David Daley, a former editor of Salon, is the author of the national bestseller "Ratf**ked: Why Your Vote Doesn't Count" and the forthcoming “Unrigged: How Americans Fought Back, Slayed the Gerrymander and Reinvented Democracy.” He is a senior fellow at FairVote.