Here’s the latest evidence that the White House petition site has devolved into something out of the Onion:
Via the Huffington Post comes word that a petition to authorize a “recurring television program featuring Vice President Joseph Biden” is just shy of the 25,000 signatures needed to compel a White House response.
The wording of the petition states, “Vice President Joe Biden has a demonstrated ability to bring people
together, whether at the negotiating table or at the neighborhood diner.
We, therefore, urge the Obama Administration to authorize the
production of a recurring C-SPAN television program featuring the daily
activities and interactions of the Vice President with elected
officials, foreign dignitaries and everyday American families. Such a
program would educate the American public about the duties and
responsibilities of their Vice President, while providing a glimpse of
the lighthearted side of politics even in the midst of contentious and
divisive national debates.”
Biden being Biden, offering irreverent doses of humor, was on full display on Thursday, when as the president of the Senate he participated in swearing in ceremonies for the new Congress.
He hasn’t talked of a reality show, but he did do a cameo on “Parks & Recreation” in November.