As you may or may not already know, on last night’s Daily Show and Colbert Report, hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert announced “competing” rallies on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like if the two ever ran for president against each other, I think it would be safe to say this is a fairly close representation.
Airing first, Stewart kicked off the duel, announcing his “Rally to Restore Sanity” as an effort to fight artistically-challenged people who can only draw mustaches Hitler-style. What began as a simple news story on the Pope’s visit to London soon exploded into something much bigger, but the excitement was soon interrupted by an uninvited guest:
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c|
|Rally to Restore Sanity|
Not surprising, Colbert’s follow-up show featured an announcement of his own: the “March to Keep Fear Alive,” a counter-rally to Stewart’s. Dismissing the previous host as his “warm-up” act, Colbert donned his own personal Abe Lincoln beard, and in true Gettysburg Address style that would make Lincoln cry (tears of joy, of course), he announced this to the nation (after a brief rant on Stephen Hawking):
|The Colbert Report||Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|March to Keep Fear Alive|
Now all that’s left is to ask: Will you “take it down a notch for America” or “freak out for freedom”?