On June 22 2013, the the official petition to pardon Edward Snowden surpassed a the threshold of a hundred thousand signatures officially required for a response at the White House’s We The People petition website. The Obama administration pledged that of all petitions receiving a hundred thousand petitions, “White House staff will review it, ensure it’s sent to the appropriate policy experts, and issue an official response.”
292 days later, the official petition to pardon Edward Snowden has received no response from the Obama administration.
No word of response for well over 100,000 Americans. Why? Taking Barack Obama’s word was clearly the wrong approach. They should have followed the example of David Cohen, Executive Vice President of cable industry giant Comcast. To get an audience with President Obama, Cohen gave the President oodles of campaign money. If the American people want to be heard, they clearly need to stop dicking around with petitions and bundle large dollar
bribes contributions for politicians instead.