White House Declines Comment on Chris Dodd Investigation Petition

We missed this the other day, but the White House has finally responded to an online petition asking that MPAA CEO and former Connecticut Senator (D) Chris Dodd be investigated for his comments about giving money to lawmakers in return for favorable results.

"This industry is watching very carefully who's going to stand up for them when their job is at stake," Dodd told Fox News on Jan. 19. "Don't ask me to write a check for you when you think your job is at risk and then don't pay any attention to me when my job is at stake."

This comment triggered widespread outrage on the Internet and motivated 31,034 people to sign a petition on Whitehouse.gov.

But those 31,034 people will not be happy with the Obama Administration's response. Basically the White House said that it can't comment on it because it violates the "We the People Terms of Participation" clause. From the White House response:

Thank you for signing this petition. We appreciate your participation in the We the People platform on Whitehouse.gov. However, consistent with the We the People Terms of Participation and our responses to similar petitions in the past, the White House declines to comment on this petition because it requests a specific law enforcement action.


So there you are. If this response is inadequate to you, we recommend you take the fight to your elected representative.

Source: PC World

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