'The Administration Does Not Support Blowing Up Planets'

Paul Shawcross for The White House, in response to those petitioning for a Death Star:

The Administration shares your desire for job creation and a strong national defense, but a Death Star isn’t on the horizon. Here are a few reasons:

  • The construction of the Death Star has been estimated to cost more than $850,000,000,000,000,000. We’re working hard to reduce the deficit, not expand it.
  • The Administration does not support blowing up planets.
  • Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?

Personally, I think a Death Star would be much cooler than the International Space Station.

(via Stephen Hackett)