we petition the obama administration to:
We demand a vapid, condescending, meaningless, politically safe response to this petition.Since these petitions are ignored apart from an occasional patronizing and inane political statement amounting to nothing more than a condescending pat on the head, we the signers would enjoy having the illusion of success. Since no other outcome to this process seems possible, we demand that the White House immediately assign a junior staffer to compose a tame and vapid response to this petition, and never attempt to take any meaningful action on this or any other issue. We would also like a cookie.
Created: Nov 04, 2011
Signatures needed by December 04, 2011 to reach goal of 25,00015,332
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Total signatures on this petition9,668
In-Depth: White House: There's no sign of ET or UFO cover-up msnbc.com
Here's the WH petition site, I had to check to see that the above was real.
Combine that with "Pressure Group Hires High-Powered Lobbyist To Push Interests In Congress":
and who needs this bit of fogeyism:Citing a desire to gain influence in Washington, the American people confirmed Friday that they have hired high-powered D.C. lobbyist Jack Weldon of the firm Patton Boggs to help advance their agenda in Congress.Known among Beltway insiders for his ability to sway public policy on behalf of massive corporations such as Johnson & Johnson, Monsanto, and AT&T, Weldon, 53, is expected to use his vast network of political connections to give his new client a voice in the legislative process.Weldon is reportedly charging the American people $795 an hour....
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