Oh, is the White House ruing the day it allowed the public to post petitions…
On January 4th, a petition to put Vice President Joe Biden more in the spotlight with his own reality television series was posted to the We the People website where the public puts forth its demands, and those that reach the golden number of 25,000 signatures get an official response from the White House.
(We should note, though, that the program is proposed for C-SPAN, so don’t expect the VP to suddenly become the next Snooki.)
Here’s the argument for bringing man of the people, Joe, to the people via one of America’s favorite forms of media:
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.
Much like the Death Star petition, this one would probably garner an interesting response, but, as of right now, it is far short of the target number of signatures.
It may not be the way your Grandpa took part in government, but it sure is entertaining.
The comic side of governing.
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