That didn’t take long at all:

https://twitter.com/johnnybogosity/status/343826111513370625

Others think the petition might be a “cart before the horse” situation:

At this time the petition is nowhere near the 100,000 signature threshold required for the White House to consider writing a dodgy response to it, but you never know. Stranger things have happened.

Related:

Guardian identifies NSA source as 29-year-old Edward Snowden

Speculation mounts about why Edward Snowden chose to hide in Hong Kong

‘My holidays to the USA ruined!’: @EdwardSnowden mistaken for NSA leaker

  • Mary

    This is fishy…I think it’s a diversion and we are being duped. I’m not ready to jump on this train.

  • TheGrimCreeper

    I think peeing into the wind will get you a more satisfactory response than creating a petition on Whitehouse.gov.

    • vetgal1970

      Unless of course your ‘petition’ lines up with the agenda. That changes everything.

      • ObamaFail

        If a petition to ban guns appeared on WhiteHouse.gov and it got 400 signatures, then Obama and the libs would start running around screaming about 90% of Americans backing gun control again.

      • KT Kacer

        Who says this doesn’t?

    • BlahBlah

      Unless you ask for a beer or vegan tofu casserole recipe.

  • Inevitable Decline

    The White House has lost all credibility on this issue.

    • Jeremy

      The Obama Administration lost their credibility a long time ago.

      • Michelle

        Did they really ever have any?

        • Jeremy

          good point.I don’t think so.

  • LinTaylor

    Considering this administration and this Attorney General, I think having a preemptive pardon petition is probably a good idea.

    • Clayton Grant

      I’m surprised the left hasn’t started one for Eric themselves. Eric Holder that is.

  • GrindingMills

    I think we’re putting the cart before the horse on this one.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Instead of a “Pardon Snowden” petition, how about a “Convict & Execute” Hassan petition?

    • CatHerder

      Got my vote.

      • Jeremy

        mine too.

    • BlahBlah

      Surely you meant Hassan, Hussein and Holder?

      • BeautifulAmerica

        and hellery

  • CR

    I bet a larger portion of people want to pardon Edward Snowden than the “90-percent” who “supported gun background checks.”

    Since Obama seems to think that majority-rules when it comes to policy decisions…

  • Umbra Fractus

    Prediction: White House uses Snowden Pardon as political cover to pardon Bradley Manning.

  • ToyZebra

    Any pardon sent to Snowden from the White House will arrive in a ticking package.

  • Love of Country

    I love that guy! And if he’d done this to a Republican then Owebamao and all the rest of the liberal hypocrites would too.

    Dissenting and whistle blowing were the highest forms of patriotism during the Bush years … now they call it racist.

    Barry said he wanted to get to the bottom of all his previous scandals but I never believed him until now. He wanted to find out who pulled the curtain back and now he wants to get even.

    Fascism Ain’t Perdy!

  • syvyn11

    This Snowden cat will likely be ‘retired’ by the CIA. He’ll never make it to China.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    I would need a little more info on Mr. Snowden (other than what’s been on FOX NEWS already) to get a better perspective, but ANYONE WHO EXPOSES KING FINK OBAMA AND HIS SCANDALOUS CADRE OF CRONIES IS A HERO IN MY BOOK!! #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

    • KayGee

      Well you see, any leaker (Snowden, Rosen, Kim) that spills classified info that jives well with the narrative on the Obama Scandal Du Jour, their a PATRIOT!!! But when a leaker leans left or is a foreigner (Manning, Assange), they’re SUPER EVIL! Makes so much sense. It requires some powerful red-tinted glasses.

      • mike_in_kosovo

        Typical #LowInfoLib, conflating leaking the scope of a program (Snowden) to leaking of actual intelligence info (Manning).

        • KayGee

          What about Rosen taking the information given to him by a senior security analyst regarding Pyonyang, alluding to the fact that they have been infiltrated by the CIA, deep enough to know about NK’s 4 possible, but at that point, unannounced responses to a new round of UN Sanctions? That’s teetering right on the edge with pulling another Scooter Libby. But of course, on go the red-tinted glasses, making this just another moot point. Leaking: only cool when it’s used to bash the WH. Evil when it exposes our own war crimes. Either way, more leaks are always welcome on the internet; one way or another, truth finds a way of seeping through the cracks.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            That’s teetering right on the edge with pulling another Scooter Libby

            Speaking of rose colored glasses…you mean like Obama leaking that intelligence was recovered from Bin Laden’s hideout? Or about releasing classified information about the raid to the producer of the movie that just by coincidence came out at election time?

            Too bad they couldn’t manage to track Hasan’s communications, or the Brothers Kablamazov.

          • KayGee

            Movie about the raid, oh you mean Zero Dark Thirty, right? That came out Dec 19. 2012 in theaters, but hey, I’m sure someone leaked it to the internet before the elections in November. And it did a good job of not giving Washington and/or BHO any credit for finding the compound and executing the plan, it mostly just showed how they got in the way.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            And leaked classified into to the producer/director…but somehow that doesn’t seem to broach your event horizon.

            Wonder why that is?

          • KayGee

            As usual, you’ve got it all wrong, I’m all about these leaks. But I actually mean all of them! There’s no picking and choosing which leakers to demonize and which to exalt if you’re going to go down this road. It won’t turn into some lovely pop up book where your favorite politicians turn out to be true saints while your least favorites are actually real life nazis. Dirt is all over everyone. What we’re actually talking about here is why American Patriots on the right seem to think some leakers are good and some are bad, when in reality Truth is truth, and they all broke the law to let us know what’s really going on. To Put it YET ANOTHER way: if Snowden and Stephen Jin-Woo Kim had gone to Wikileaks first instead of WaPo or The Guardian or Fox, would Twitchy and friends still be throwing this story all over their webpage??? HMM???

          • mike_in_kosovo

            seem to think some leakers are good and some are bad

            You mean the folks that cheered Manning, but are complaining about the NYT and WaPo coverage of the Verizon/NSA scandal?

            Those “American Patriots”?

            Like usual, your idiot-ology blinds you to everything else.

          • KayGee

            Flinging school-yard taunts aside, you’ve only dodged the question.. Again: If this recent round of leakers (like Snowden and Kim) broke the same news at Wikileaks instead of WaPo/NYT/Fox, would you still be holding them up like this? I’m not the one cherry picking my leaks. Leakers are leaking leaks. Truth is truth. I’m pointing out the hypocrisy of calling for pardons of some but not others. And the folks that “cheered manning” tend to not be the same folks that co-opt the term “Patriot” to mean “One that strictly follows a conservative ideology, all others be damned.”

          • mike_in_kosovo

            *STILL* equating showing existence of the scope of a program to leaking actual intelligence data?

            Your ideology is (still) showing.

          • KayGee

            and you’re still dodging. artfully.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            You’re *still* unable to see a difference between the two.

            I *would* say that Zero is the Dodger, but he’s really not smart enough. He just has the press covering his azz.

  • $2979902

    Do you trust this govt? Do you believe Obama has been forthright or honest? Do you for a minute believe lazy Barrack would NOT do these things, such as leak IRS info to Democrats attack dogs, Use the IRS to win the election, do anything he can to change America and override the US constitution. The Obama administration and the democrats have done more damage than any terrorist organization. IE, economy, jobs, wall st, borders, honesty, ethics, character, Ft Hood.

    Obama can’t keep America safe no matter how much they spy on Americans.

    Every whistleblower has been attacked. The justice dept enforces the laws it wants not THE laws. There has been more terror attacks on the US they are too busy spying on Americans than going after terrorists, IE, Boston!

    • paita

      I wouldn’t be signing anything w/”whitehouse.gov,”on it now a ays folks,,,but this guy who leaked this is my hero,,,,THANK YOU!!!!for exposeing the tactics of the government,and how they are useing my hard earned tax dollars against innocent people.It is 100 percent true,we had a great friend,who preferred herbal meds,,not marijuana,,he was put under this ,”suspicious,” catagory,for herbal teas,I am not kidding,lost his life,his job his house eveything,went thru the court systems,judge literally censorred him,no money for attorney’s as most of us don’t,,so if u think the courts will make a good judgement,your all wrong,,anyone can be made into a crimnal now a days,or put ,”under suspecioun,,,even if they are 1000 percent inocent,,,ths will effect us all in a terrible way,,,it needs to be exsposed and stopped,,,WE NEED TO GET BACK TO THE ORIGINAL CONSTITUTION,!!!paita

    • paita

      I wouldn’t be signing anything w/”whitehouse.gov,”on it now a ays folks,,,but this guy who leaked this is my hero,,,,THANK YOU!!!!for exposeing the tactics of the government,and how they are useing my hard earned tax dollars against innocent people.It is 100 percent true,we had a great friend,who preferred herbal meds,,not marijuana,,he was put under this ,”suspicious,” catagory,for herbal teas,I am not kidding,lost his life,his job his house eveything,went thru the court systems,judge literally censorred him,no money for attorney’s as most of us don’t,,so if u think the courts will make a good judgement,your all wrong,,anyone can be made into a crimnal now a days,or put ,”under suspecioun,,,even if they are 1000 percent inocent,,,ths will effect us all in a terrible way,,,it needs to be exsposed and stopped,,,WE NEED TO GET BACK TO THE ORIGINAL CONSTITUTION,!!!paita

  • $2979902

    Do you trust this govt? Do you believe Obama has been forthright or honest? Do you for a minute believe lazy Barrack would NOT do these things, such as leak IRS info to Democrats attack dogs, Use the IRS to win the election, do anything he can to change America and override the US constitution. The Obama administration and the democrats have done more damage than any terrorist organization. IE, economy, jobs, wall st, borders, honesty, ethics, character, Ft Hood.

    Obama can’t keep America safe no matter how much they spy on Americans.

    Every whistleblower has been attacked. The justice dept enforces the laws it wants not THE laws. There has been more terror attacks on the US they are too busy spying on Americans than going after terrorists, IE, Boston!