How many signatures could you get in three days on a petition to outlaw navel lint? How about a proposal to let Herman Cain host Saturday Night Live? If you thought at least 150 Americans would endorse an attempt to name Velveeta the official cheese of New Jersey, you’d be surprised to know how many serious White House petitions haven’t gotten that far.
Here’s a collection of ten earnest petitions on WhiteHouse.gov — some interesting, others disgusting — that have been in circulation for at least three days without collecting 150 signatures. That’s the minimum number required before the Obama administration will add a petition to the website for the public to see.