After nearly 35,000 people signed the petition -- more than enough to force a White House response -- Paul Shawcross, Chief of the Science and Space Branch at the White House Office of Management and Budget, penned a response titled "This Isn't the Petition Response You're Looking For," which quickly went viral. It's a thing of beauty.
"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:Read the entire epic response.
• 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?"
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