GALACTIC CITY, CORUSCANT - Sy Myrthian com-host Brookish Boon once again found himself at the center of controversy when he accused Palpatine's Loyalist Committee of being a shadow government that is running things outside the control of the Senate. Palpatine's aide, Kinman Doriana, rebuffed such claims on rival morning show Amberdawn
. "The committee is just as the Supreme Chancellor said it is," he said, "a steering committee to help in upcoming negotiations with the Separatists. It's not much of a shadow government if someone as myopic as Mr. Boon can find it," he concluded with a laugh.