Sio Babble would have been a more appropriate name because all this guy does is babble like a fool. Back when the TF was blockading their planet, this guy is playing Captain Obvious: "A communication disruption can only mean one thing: invasion." You don't say? He doesn't even seem to take a hint when nobody is giving their time of the day to his obvious conclusions. Then we have this guy ratting out the the Queen on Tattooine by sending a message to them which allows Maul to "establish a trace." Shouldn't the governor of a state know better than to send out messages when communications are probably being watched? How the heck was this dullard elected as governor anyway? Even in AOTC, he can't help but make a fool of himself in the one scene he's in: when Padme and Anakin visit Naboo. Apparently, he has so little trust in his capabilities(something that he's shown having little of) that he's deferring to a nineteen year old Jedi Padawan: "What is your suggestion, Master Jedi?" Firstly, this guy apparently has a poor memory because it's the same Jedi who was a little kid ten years back so how the heck could he be a Jedi Master already? Does this guy think becoming a Jedi Master is a timeless process? Secondly, why is a 50-ish year old governor deferring to some teenage Jedi on statesmanship? At this point, we must ask ourselves: is this guy really just asking for input or is he just being obsequious and trying to get some sensible ideas to which he can pass off as his own to show a tiny degree of competency on his part? As if he hasn't already shown that he was shortchanged in the brains department, he also states "I fear the Senate is powerless to resolve his crisis." Did he not already learn this lesson 10 years ago with the TF? So he apparently doesn't learn from his mistakes either... . Forget Jar Jar, this guy's scenes make him look far more brainless than the hapless Gungan. If this is the governor of Naboo, you can't help but not see how easy Palpatine could play this planet. So what do you guys think? Was Sio Bibble an incompetent moron who somehow got the position of governor or was he actually a very shrewd, progressive, intelligent, calculative, and insightful governor who simply played dumb to not frighten others with his excellence? All opinions welcome and please discuss .