At the White House petition site:
We petition the Obama Administration to:
support Tuffy Gessling
The events recently at the Missouri rodeo and the clown wearing a mask depicting your image, has created quite a stir. As you have stated, we need to have a discussion on this topic of racism and racial discrimination. However, I feel this is not what you had in mind. As this action by this rodeo clown does not distinguish you from past presidents, I do not relate this in any way to be racially charged. You are simply the sitting president at this time therefore it is your turn; it comes with the job.
Clowns put their bodies and lives between the bull and the cowboy regardless of the color of the bull or the cowboy.
I petition you to defend the ability of clowns to protect the cowboys and entertain the crowd and to give your personal support to this particular clown, Tuffy Gessling.
Created: Aug 14, 2013
Issues: Civil Rights and Liberties
Signatures needed by September 13, 2013 to reach goal of 100,000 99,544
Total signatures on this petition 456
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