So, that little rally that Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are planning to have in late October? It isn’t going to be just contained to DC residents. In fact, the way its spread online through Facebook groups, Reddit and Twitter has led to an appeal that goes much further than the mid-Atlantic region. There has been such a response for participation outside of the area that last night, Ariana Huffington, while appearing on Stewart’s The Daily Show to promote her newest book, mentioned that the people at The Huffington Post wanted to help by bussing people down to the Oct. 30 Rally to Restore Sanity – for free:
Arianna joined Stewart to talk about her new book Third World America, but the conversation quickly turned to Stewart’s march and how people would be getting to Washington for the event. One audience member told Stewart that he would have difficulty getting there from Manhattan and Arianna told him that he should come to SoHo and ride on the “HuffPost Bus”. She then surprised Stewart and his studio audience by pledging that, “we have as many buses as people to fill them.” Arianna told Stewart later in the interview, “you just work on the message, I’ll work on logistics.”
If Huffington’s plan comes to fruition, it’ll be a lot more than just locals down there on the mall. And if you are a reader who lives outside of DC, you can register for the buses on HuffPo’s website or follow the Twitter account for details as they are announced. Now get to work on those moderate signs already.