Leno: No Death Star Needed - WH Will Destroy Planets With Economic Plan

January 16, 2013 - 10:09 AM

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FILE -Jay Leno (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

(CNSNews.com) - Tonight Show Host Jay Leno joked about the recent online petition to have the government create a Death Star, saying that the White House’s economic policy “is the most effective way to destroy planets.”

“Well, the White House has rejected an online petition to build a planet-destroying Death Star like the one in the movie Star Wars,” Leno said, “An official said today the administration does not support blowing up planets. You see the White House believes the most effective way to destroy planets - with their economic policy.”

The “We The People” online petition site hosted by the White House had a request for the government to “Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016.”

In a posting in response last week the administration rejected the idea.