Everything Palpatine does in this movie is really suspicious. Let's make a list: 1. He knows what a Sith Lord is 2. Tells Anakin to cut off Dooku's head then tells him he did well 3. Tells Anakin to leave Obi-Wan for no reason 4. Keeps accepting more and more power 5. Seems to despise the Jedi and is talking about the advantages of being a Sith Lord all the time 6. Darth Plaguies tale 7. Tells Senate that the Jedi attempted to take over even though he sounds and looks like a monster I blame it on poor writing. What do you think?