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.
Only 3,305 signatures so far.
There's another with a little better support here.
This is reminiscent of the Facebook group "An Arbitrary Number of People Demanding That Some Sort Of Action Be Taken," which has almost 200,000 members.
Once again we are learning that the effort to make a statement is proportional to how seriously that statement is taken. Also:
SIGNATURES NEEDED BY DECEMBER 04, 2011 TO REACH GOAL OF 25,000
So...there's...a goal? which when reached, is reached? I guess it motivates people to 'sign', but it seems a bit like Progress Quest.
Related: Petition to Stop Online Petitions