Who Says Wonks Can't Have a Sense of Humor?
Think they can't have a little fun at the White House? How about this Official White House Response to a citizens petition "to Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016"?
The rest of it is pretty good, too. Why not give it a read?This Isn't the Petition Response You're Looking For
The Administration shares your desire for job creation and a strong national defense, but a Death Star isn't on the horizon. Here are a few reasons:
- 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?