White House Formally Turns Down Death Star Construction

Ron Claiborne investigates the story behind petition to build famous "Star Wars" space base.
2:58 | 01/13/13

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Moving on now, sad news for nerds. The white house formally announcing the u.S. Government will not be building a death star. True story by its own rule, the courthouse responds to petitions garnering 25,000 names so when 35 to thousand signed one to build a death star yes, like the one in "star wars," the white house responded and ron is back with this. Despite the apparent enthusiasm for a death star like the galactic planet used, the white house shot it down. It would add nearly a quintillion cigars to the budget. Not that long ago in a hotel ballroom, not that far away -- we're watching we the people to allow americans to directly petition the white house. Reporter: Noble concept, kind of thing obi-wan or obama wa nchn ki kenobi would have thought of. If that 25,000 agreed, the administration would sponz. But they began to petition for strange things from recognizing ping-pong as a school sport to deporting perceiers morgan for his viewon guns but the most popular idea of all. A petition to, quote, secure resources and funding and begin construction of a death star by 2016. The reason, to quote spur job creation and strengthen our national defense. Nearly 35,000 people went online and agreed and the white house true to its word responded saying interga lactic domination probably isn't the best idea in the universe, first the price tag, a budget gusting 850 quadrillion dollars and the administration does not support blowing up planets and the best, why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a death star with a fundamental flaw that can be expolited by a one-man starship? All politics aside, they do have a point. And the white house response came from paul shawcross, the science and space branch. He said despite the white house's position, we do have floating assistance on the space station and in his words a president who knows his way around a light sabre and advance marshmallow ka none, who knew. Safe a subject he may not discuss in his roundtable. I waited my entire career for ron to say alderon. I can retire now.

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