1. The vote was a sound one because let's face it, Valorum was a big wuss. Padme trusted Palpatine because he was more experienced at this sort of thing. How was she to know she was being used. 2. And risk getting cut in two? 3. Maul was surprised by what Obi-wan was doing. He couldn't figure it out. 4. She was calm because she understood why Anakin did what he did and she couldn't entirely blame him. 5. The Clone Army was authorized by Palpatine for use and they didn't have much choice. 6. You can see the balcony didn't crush him. A lot of the weight was on the underside of the balcony when it landed. That's why Anakin doesn't use the Force to lift it off him. 7. Lucas said that no one was on par with Sidious except Anakin, Yoda and Mace. Save for Mace, this dates back to 1981. 8. Why would she be shocked? She didn't see what he did to Dooku and she was lied to about the Jedi Temple assault. 9. Obi-wan only lied once and that was about the Lightsaber. The rest of what he said was the truth. He just let Luke infer that Vader and Anakin were two separate people. 10. The Ewoks didn't do it all by themselves. Chewie in an AT-ST, Han's cunning and Palpatine's arrogance brought down the Empire.