Re: George Lucas - Why the Vitriol?
^ Actually, Jar-Jar did have a purpose. That was to be the final vote in the Republic Senate which authorized Palpatine to create the clone army. Jar-Jar, in all his innocence, had no idea he was being manipulated. That was the end purpose of the character.
"If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be." - Yogi Berra