wait, this is a ploy to get us to read some slash fanfic, isn't it? you served my father in the Clone Wars Yeah, I think it was just a general statement. The Jedi were serving the Republic. Funny, I started thinking more about this when Last of the Jedi came out. We know Obi-Wan had an active part in forming the rebellion. I wonder what sort of contact Bail had with Obi-Wan? Obviously he knew the old fart was still alive on Tatooine at least. Their continued contact of some sort would explain why Leia sent the plans to old Ben over anyone else. ps I'm one of the people who LOVES to explain inconsistencies via fanfic.