Thursday, October 21, 2010
Jon Stewart, the so-called "most trusted newsman in America for those who don't really understand the concept of news," got good news and bad news relating to his October 30 "Rally to Restore Sanity" in Washington DC.
The good news is that Barack Obama has endorsed the event, thereby putting his official stamp of approval on the notion that voters should get their news and views from a comedy show. Moreover, the president will appear on Jon Stewart's program to support the rally...while avoiding news programs on which he might have to support his policies.
The bad news for Stewart is a critical lack of available portable toilets for his rally, owing to the fact that the Marines have already reserved 800 of them for a previously scheduled event, and they don't feel like sharing the facilities with Stewart's audience.
We don't know if the "Rally to Restore Sanity" needs so many portable toilets because a large crowd is expected or, more likely, if it's because the Park Service is estimating that each attendee will be filled with more crap than usual.
But rest assured...as soon as we find out, Hope n' Change will give you the straight poop.