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September 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

If the Glenn Beck/Sarah Palin “Restoring Honor” rally in Washington D.C. last month could bring out an enormous crowd, how many people might turn out for a spoof of that rally by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert? We may soon find out, following Stewart’s announcement Thursday night that he plans to stage the “Rally to Restore Sanity” on October 30 and Colbert’s announcement that he plans to stage a competing rally, the “March to Keep Fear Alive.” On Stewart’s website, he announced, “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… Ours is a rally for the people who’ve been too busy to go to rallies, who actually have lives and families and jobs (or are looking for jobs) — not so much the Silent Majority as the Busy Majority. If we had to sum up the political view of our participants in a single sentence … we couldn’t. That’s sort of the point.”