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White House ‘We the People’ petition asks for presidential Hokey Pokey

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David Martosko
Executive Editor

If proposals for pizza parties and punching Grover Norquist in the family jewels haven’t already pushed the White House’s “We the People” petition program past the point of absurdity, a petition launched Wednesday just might.

It requests a public display of everyone’s favorite wedding-reception dance — the Hokey Pokey — from America’s commander-in-chief. (RELATED: Top 10 ridiculous White House “We the People” petitions)

“We feel that in this time of despair, that President Obama should do the Hokey Pokey on national television during a special Presidential Address to the nation,” the petition read.

“As a show of bipartisanship, President Obama should lead with his right foot. After all, that’s what it’s all about.”

The White House removed the petition after it attracted 617 signatures. (RELATED: White House ‘secede’ petitions reach 675,000 signatures, 50-state participation)

For some reason, however, the petition to allow Americans to “punch Grover Norquist in the dick” is still collecting signatures.

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