Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to Hold Dueling D.C. Rallies
So, that “Restore Truthiness” rally that the internet has been pushing so hard for? It’s happening. Twice, sort of. Jon Stewart announced last night that he’ll be holding a “Rally to Restore Sanity” on Saturday, October 30th in Washington D.C. Meanwhile, Stephen Colbert announced that he’ll be hosting a “March to Keep Fear Alive” on the same date. Amazing.
We’re looking for the people who think shouting is annoying, counterproductive, and terrible for your throat; who feel that the loudest voices shouldn’t be the only ones that get heard; and who believe that the only time it’s appropriate to draw a Hitler mustache on someone is when that person is actually Hitler. Or Charlie Chaplin in certain roles.
And from Colbert’s rally’s website:
America, the Greatest Country God ever gave Man, was built on three bedrock principles: Freedom. Liberty. And Fear — that someone might take our Freedom and Liberty. But now, there are dark, optimistic forces trying to take away our Fear — forces with salt and pepper hair and way more Emmys than they need. They want to replace our Fear with reason. But never forget — “Reason” is just one letter away from “Treason.” Coincidence? Reasonable people would say it is, but America can’t afford to take that chance.
What, exactly, these rallies will consist of isn’t clear yet, but I’m sure they’ll be a lot more fun than Glenn Beck’s rally no matter what happens.
Here’s Stewart announcing his rally:
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c|
|Rally to Restore Sanity|
And here’s Colbert announcing his:
|The Colbert Report||Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|March to Keep Fear Alive|