Fans of the Dallas Cowboys are fed up. And they want President Barack Obama to do something about it — namely, oust Jerry Jones as “dictator” of “America’s Team.”
A petition filed on the White House’ web site, We the People, is categorized under “Human Rights.” The petition reads:
“We, the Citizens of the Great State of Texas, and Dallas Cowboys fans worldwide, have been oppressed by an over controlling, delusional, oppressive dictator for way too long. Request the Executive Branch’s immediate assistance in removal of owner and GM, Jerry Jones. His incompetence and ego have not only been an extreme disappointment for way too long, but moreover, it has caused extreme mental and emotional duress.”
The White House requires petitions to receive 25,000 signatures within 30 days to illicit an official response. At press time, the petition filed Nov. 23, 2012 had received close to 3,000 signatures.
Jones, the team’s owner, has frustrated fans with his refusal to step down as General Manager, despite a losing record and near weekly disappointments under failing head, Jason Garrett — who Jones insists he has no intention of firing.