October 31, 2010 by wcobserver
A Rally to Restore Sanity, hosted by Jon Stewart of the “Daily Show,” is being held in Washington, D. C. on October 30. Stephen Colbert of the “Colbert Report” will also be at the Washington Mall, staging a march to “Keep Fear Alive.” Jon Stewart said the purpose of his rally is to counter what he called “a minority of 15 percent or 20 percent of the country that has dominated the national political discussion with extreme rhetoric.”
Jean Collins, occasional contributor to the Washington County Observer, plans to attend on that day to stage her own rally, “Bring Humor Back to Politics.” She heard that the mistake a lot of politicians make is in forgetting they’ve been appointed and instead thinking they’ve been anointed. It’s like Will Rogers once wrote,
“Everything is changing. People are taking the comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.” Jean believes that America should be a country where people are not afraid to laugh at themselves or the government or their own political party. As Reverend Billy Graham said, “A keen sense of humor helps us to overlook the unbecoming, understand the unconventional, tolerate the unpleasant, and outlast the unbearable.”
Jean also plans to bring back facts and figures, including an accurate account of number of folks attending the rallies on October 30. The crowd for the Glenn Beck “Restoring Honor” rally was estimated at somewhere between 87,000 and 500,000.
Ms Collins is estimating that hundreds OR thousands will attend the Stewart/Colbert rallies of October but it may be as high as a bazillion or even a gazillion if it isn’t raining. She plans to share some humor with Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert in case their supply is running low or their writers are on strike.
“I’m going to the rallies with an open mind as a keen-eyed observer. I want to see things for myself, not through the eyes of the whining liberal media or the eyes of the humorless conservative media. That’s my main goal, but the big thrill of the trip will be driving through the Great Smoky Mountains and touring the Norfolk Naval Base in Virginia. It’s the largest naval base in the world, and I’m very excited about the trip,” Jean said.
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