Over the weekend, we shared the White House's amusing response to a petition asking the U.S. Government to build a Death Star. Any petition submitted to WhiteHouse.gov that has over 25,000 signatures, is guaranteed an official response by a member of the Barack Obama administration. White House science and space administration advisor Paul Shawcross wrote the response to the petition, which had over 30,000 signatures, stating that the U.S. Government does not "support blowing up planets," and that they will not spend trillions of dollars for a ship, "with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship."
Today, the story has unfolded even more, with the "Galactic Empire" responding to the government's statement, touting their "overwhelming military superiority." Take a look at the Empire's response.
"IMPERIAL CENTER, CORUSCANT - The overwhelming military superiority of the Galactic Empire has been confirmed once again by the recent announcement by the President of the United States that his nation would not attempt to build a Death Star, despite the bellicose demands of the people of his tiny, aggressive planet. 'It is doubtless that such a technological terror in the hands of so primitive a world would be used to upset the peace and sanctity of the citizens of the Galactic Empire,' said Governor Wilhuff Tarkin of the Outer Rim Territories. 'Such destructive power can only be wielded to protect and defend by so enlightened a leader as Emperor Palpatine.'
Representatives on behalf of the nation-state leader from the unimaginatively named planet refused to acknowledge the obvious cowardice of their choice, preferring instead to attribute the decision to fiscal responsibility. 'The costs of construction they cited were ridiculously overestimated, though I suppose we must keep in mind that this miniscule planet does not have our massive means of production,' added Admiral Conan Motti of the Imperial Starfleet.
Emissaries of the Emperor also caution any seditious elements within the Galactic Senate not to believe Earth's exaggerated claims of there being a weakness in the Death Star design. 'Any attacks made upon such a station - should one ever be built - would be a useless gesture,' added Motti."
Will the White House respond again and keep this hilariously geeky story rolling? Stay tuned to find out.