1. Darth Sidious tells the Trade Federation that he has the Senate bogged down in procedure 2. Mas Amedda reminded Valorum that a committee needed to be appointed to investigate whether or not the invasion of Naboo was real 3. Mas Amedda witnesses the Sidious-Yoda duel From these three facts, I have concluded that Amedda was keeping the Republic bogged down in procedure in order to help Palpatine (or should I say Sidious?) become Galactic Emperor. Any thoughts on this? No EU please.