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