Petitioning the President
The Atlantic has a roundup of the 12 goofiest petitions submitted so far to the White House’s We the People initiative. Our two favorites: “Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016” and “authorize the production of a recurring television program featuring Vice President Joe Biden.”
A petition to “Direct the United States Mint to make a single platinum trillion-dollar coin” has so far garnered only 5,149 signatures (as compared to the Death Star’s 33,836 signatures), even though Paul Krugman recently endorsed the idea. Stephen Colbert has also weighed in on the #Mintthecoin movement.