How about this scenario? CHANCELLOR PALPATINE: Senators, the threat to this Republic has not abated. While we have been fighting the scourge of Separatism that threatened to sunder this proud Galactic Republic apart, we've had an enemy at our side all along. It has burrowed itself, corrupting the institutions of this Great Republic in the shadows, while acting as a one of its pillars. This enemy, this menace is the Jedi Order! [The Senate explodes into a roar at the revelation] MAS AMMEDA: Order! Order! The Senate will be in Order! The Chancellor has the Floor! CHANCELLOR PALPATINE: I love this Republic, I have done everything to help it. But it seems that the rot in the Republic is deeper than I thought. Why did the Jedi order a Clone Army without authorization? Why did they not reveal this to us except at the moment when the Separatists were about to attack us? Why do these so-called protectors of the peace need an army? For treason, Senators! Therefore, using the emergency powers, I order the immediate arrest of all Members of the Jedi Order and the dissolution of the Order. I am also instructing the Justice Department to issue an arrest warrant for Jedi Master Yoda, who was the mastermind behind this conspiracy and the other members of the Jedi Council as co-conspirators. BAIL ORGANA: I object! Is there any proof of this Chancellor? CHANCELLOR PALPATINE: I know that the Jedi with their tricks have clouded the minds of many. But here is your proof, Senator! [Activates a control and a sequence showing Mace Windu igniting his light saber threatening Palpatine, while Anakin Skywalker stops him with his saber.] I believe the pictures speak for themselves. BAIL ORGANA: I move for the creation of a commission to investigate these allegations. MON MOTHMA: I second the motion! CHANCELLOR PALPATINE: Your motion is out of order! The time for commissions is way past. The Jedi have polluted this Galactic Republic long enough. The Republic must take drastic action if we are to be saved from the scourge of the Jedi. TARKIN: The Outer Territories move that the Chancellor be made permanently Head of State and that the honorary title of Emperor be bestowed upon him. AAK ASK: [Speaking in Gand] I second the motion. [The camera pans as the Senators show their support. A dejected Bail Organa and Mon Mothma shake their heads in defeat.] CHANCELLOR PALPATINE: I love the Republic and what it stands for. I will do everything in my power to bring a new and better order to the Galaxy. This is the start of a new era of order and prosperity in the Galaxy. This is a plausible scenario for the ascension of Emperor Palpatine. Tie it to the Jedi Purge and since he already has the emergency powers, which are unlimited. After all Palpatine said that he would relinquish the powers once the crisis abated. So the only way he can lose power is to be removed by a vote of no confidence. So we have someone move that he is made permanent head of state and the rest runs its course. I know I am not Lucas, but I think I can write fairly good speeches as I've been debating for many years. So this is what I believe will happen on screen if Lucas decides to play it out for everyone to see.