American let loose a collective sigh when news of Hostess’ closure was announced earlier today. Acrippling” union fight forced 18,500 layoffs and the death of a national baking treasure. Most important, a frantic question was raised: Where and how will we feed our Twinkie cravings?

A concerned group of citizens has acted fast, preparing swift petition to the White House to Nationalize the Twinkie industry. The plea reads, “We the undersigned, hereby request Barack Obama to immediately Nationalize the Twinkie industry and prevent our nation from losing her sweet creamy center.

Want to join the cause? You’ve got exactly one month to organize and help what we’re calling TARP: Twinkie Assets Relief Program reach the required 25,000 signatures.