Special thanks to resident JJBs for quoting this article elsewhere. It got me to thinking: If the Midichlorians had the power to spontaneously conceive a human being, wouldn't they also theoretically have the power to kill one as well?"Lucas: The midi-chlorians have brought Anakin into being as 'the chosen one' who brings balance to the universe."
The Making of Episode 1, Random House, 1999.
That being the case, instead of creating a "chock full o' Midichlorians" savior for the galaxy, why didn't they instead just poison Palpatine's blood and nip it in the bud from the start?