On June 22 2013, the petition to pardon civil liberties whistleblower Edward Snowden surpassed a hundred thousand signatures, and has continued to gather signatures every day since, reaching 162,720 signatures today. The Obama administration promised to respond to any petition gaining more than 100,000 signatures in 30 days or less. The petition to pardon Snowden passed the required threshold in just 14 days.
In contrast, the petition to release the White House’s home brew recipe for Honey Ale only attracted 12,240 signatures.
The White House promptly responded to the Honey Ale recipe petition with pages and pages of details and two special printable graphics to boot.
The White House has refused to respond to the petition to pardon Edward Snowden for 452 days.
Honey ale home brew and circuses.