Official White House Response To The Death Star Petition

- 01-12-13Cool Stuff, Tech, WTF? Posted by Mark Poynter

The White House has responded to the petition to construct a Death Star. This Administration promised to investigate and answer any petition to the White House that gathers 25.000 signatures. The Death Star petition gathered over 35,000. You can check out the entire response below, but here are some of the highlights:

  • The construction of the Death Star has been estimated to cost more than $850,000,000,000,000,000. We’re working hard to reduce the deficit, not expand it.
  • The Administration does not support blowing up planets.
  • Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?

The response, cleverly titled This Isn’t the Petition Response You’re Looking For, goes on to trumpet what current space projects are occurring during this Administration and encouraging those interested to pursue a career in science and technology.

This is great stuff. The humor is fantastic and shows a level of understanding that is heartening for nerds everywhere. What do you think?

Via: The MarySue

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  • Eric

    It’s too bad they were only able to look at that one and not all the others they’re currently ignoring and trying to keep away from the white house ie: label and or ban GMO’s. Nobody in the white house wants to read or respond to that one. This is funny though :) ha. ha.

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