Ed Morrissey takes a look at the current fascination with petitions - especially those at the White House website.
Now we have constant stories about petitions at the White House suddenly becoming significant at 25,000, and big stories at 100,000. Why? In November, somewhere north of 125 million people cast ballots in the election. Even 250,000 signatures on a petition would amount to 0.2% of the electorate, which is less than a rounding error in elections and way below the margin of error in polling.