Just a reminder for those who haven’t done so already, the White House petition calling on President Obama to preemptively pardon leaker Edward Snowden is still a little short of its goal. There’s plenty of time left and no reason we shouldn’t be able to get another 14,000 signatures in fairly short order.
The petition would oblige President Obama to comment on the Snowden situation directly, and would hopefully embarrass him into not simply shrugging the issue off, as he has done so far. Though the Justice Department hasn’t officially decided to charge Snowden with anything yet, all the information from administration insiders suggest this is inevitable. Lets make it clear to the president that we oppose this process, and don’t want to punish people for simply telling the American public the truth.