I hope you got to see it. If not in person then maybe online. I watched it on MSNBC.com. It was the Stewart/Colbert Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear. It was great! And while I watched I became aware that America is so much more than our politicians, pundits and political hacks give credit for. America was, is, and will be our beloved country for as long as we open our minds, keep learning, be tolerant, forgive and let others have their dreams as well as we have ours.
It struck me that for all the speech making that President Obama has made, for all the many, many days since Olberman's last rant, for all the blustering of Beck and Palin and Matthews and King and Blitzer and O'Reilly and the host of deconstructionists present on the boob tube, for all of that, it took two comedians to bring America back to us. You may not have been as impressed as I was but I can't imagine an American watching the entire show without at least one small sigh of sympathy and gladness escaping their bosom. I know it was all theatrics, I know it was all entertainment. But is that really all it was? Was it the harbinger of better times to come? Were Stewart and Colbert leading us out of the mire? Time will tell.
If you didn't see the original I hope you will see a rerun before you come down too heavily on my parade. I would sure like to hear how the presentation appealed to others. It could be I am just a sentimental old fool who can have his emotions tweaked by a few funny guys and a song or two. On the other hand maybe I can see farther down the track than others. Even if I can't walk on water I can care. I care about America. Do you?