White House Petition Begs Government to "Nationalize the Twinkie"
As Hostess Brands negotiates with the bakers union and tries to work out a deal to prevent total liquidation, a tribe of Twinkie-loving citizens has banded together and petitioned our government to step in and save the day. "Nationalize the Twinkie industry" is an actual petition on We the People, the White House website that lets ordinary citizens voice the matters that mean the most to them. The people have spoken, and they want sweet snack cakes.
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Or at least a few thousand of the people. The petition was started by brave American Daniel B. of Kansas City, MO, and at the time of writing had 3,662 signatures out of the necessary 25,000. Filed under "Civil Rights and Liberties, Human Rights," the petition reads as follows:
"We the undersigned, hereby request Barack Obama to immediately Nationalize the Twinkie industry and prevent our nation from losing her sweet creamy center."
You may remember the petition used to some effect in the efforts to get the White House to release the recipe for its White House Honey Ale. But we have a feeling this one might be dead in the water. What do you think -- are Twinkies such a national treasure that the government needs to step in and save the day?