Proving that someone there has both a good sense of humor and a fair dollop of geeky sf-background, the White House officially responded to the petition that the government begin building a Death Star by the year 2016. Any petition having garnered more than 25,000 signatures requires an official response, no matter how silly they might be, and this petition was definitely silly. But, rules is rules, so despite it being a ludicrous idea, the White House gave it the same attention they gave the petitions from all those states that want to secede from the Union.
I encourage you to read the full, official response. From its title (“This Isn’t the Petition Response You’re Looking For”) to its final reminder that nothing can beat the power of the Force, it is chock full of little nods to Star Wars.
And it’s not just the White House that has a sense of humor. Did you know that NASA has a program called the Commercial Crew and Cargo Program, and that it carries the acronym of C3PO? Hehehe.