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NYT finds honest-to-Jon moderate attending the Rally to Annoy Beck Back

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Or… do they? From yesterday’s story titled, “Jon Stewart and His Rally May Shun Politics, but Attendees Are Embracing It”:

Jon Stewart insists that his “Rally to Restore Sanity” planned for the National Mall on Saturday is not political. But just about everything surrounding the event is.

Interviews with some of the tens of thousands of people expected to attend suggest that they want a message, not a simple comedy show. Liberal groups like Media Matters and Naral Pro-Choice America will be out in force to attract new members and even Organizing for America, President Obama’s political organization, wants to draw attendees to phone banks set up near the Mall.

Tracie Lewis Kinard, 36, from Mobile, Ala., said that when she heard about the rally, “I felt like my way of thinking was finally being represented.”

She is spending about $750 on a flight and two nights at a hotel. It is worth it, she said. “For one moment, the moderates will be the news.”

Yeah. Moderates! People who are moderate. Not leaning too far one way or the other. Tired of all the extremism and divisiveness. Sane people, I suppose you could say.

I wonder if that’s the same Tracie Lewis Kinard from Mobile, Alabama who has a pic of a “Restore Sanity” shirt on her Facebook page, and the following listed under Activities:

If you can’t read that, it says:

Illegal immigration is not a new problem, Native Americans used to call it ‘White People’.

Huh. Is that really… moderate?

Not to say there won’t be any actual moderates at the rally tomorrow, but the NYT sure didn’t look very hard for one. Apparently nobody there has access to Google. Or a dictionary.

Jim Treacher