This stems from some of the conversations I have had on the forum. Some people arguing that Palpatine wanted to single-mindedly rule the galaxy for eternity, and while there is evidence of that (namely Dark Empire) there is also significant evidence that he wanted to see the rise and rule of the Sith not just himself. The point that really come to my mind are: -He goes out of his way to turn and apprentice that he knows will eventually (or immediately) surpass him in power. -He is willing to risk his own life in attempt to turn Anakin. -Speaks about the rule of the Sith and defeat of the Jedi more so than his own personal power. -Seems to have an affection towards Vader, even post-suit he is still trying to release Vader's true power. -Tells Starkiller "you were destined to destroy me, do it." Kind of sounds to me like if he couldn't rule the galaxy he would want another powerful dark sider to do so. What say you?