Actually, I meant that they didn't speak because they trusted the Sith Hunters to handle the business in their endless wisdom while the senators could be easily decieved.
And if you were wondering, this is pretty much page 4 in the RP, if I remember correctly.
"Our posturings, our imagined self-importance,
the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe,
are challenged by this point of pale light.
Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark.
In our obscurity – in all this vastness – there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves."
- Carl Sagan