I didn't expect the petition to be taken seriously in the first place, thus I'm not surprised with the email. However, it's not a total bust..
It showed that over 5,000 people have concerns... if ever anything tragic occurs in the future involving corporate Scientology that causes a major scandal, we can always refer the media back to this petition which the White House chose to ignore.
I don't think they ignored it, though -- I don't consider it as such. I mean, we would expect a proper response to be for the government to put the FBI on it, and the FBI is already on it, right? I've always assumed (though perhaps too optimistically?) that it takes a long time for the FBI to get a case together, and who knows what obstacles they've encountered along the way as regards bribery, blackmail, etc.
And I would never discourage anyone from taking any action against anything that needs public attention for fear the the action wouldn't be taken seriously.
You've at least gotta try.
And you're exactly right, Smurf. No matter what does or doesn't happen, it will always be true that almost immediately after the White House made it possible for citizens to submit petitions on certain issues, lawyer Graham Berry made one up regarding the Church of Scientology and got more than a thousand more signatures than the minimum needed and this will always be able to be cited as *dox* that the public knows about the abuses of Scientology and wants something done about it.