Rally to Restore Sanity was Insane
Thousands gathered on the Mall to join in the Rally to Restore Fear and/or Sanity on Saturday, Oct. 30.
D.C. residents, neighbors from MD and VA, and travelers from farther still gathered on the National Mall, Saturday, Oct. 30.
Participants brought home-made signs sharing thoughts both profound and obscure. Event organizers entertained attendees with live musical performances from Ozzy Osbourne, Cat Stevens and the Roots among others. Comedy Central personalities mixed with the crowd of thousands.
Walking past the Smithsonian Metro station a group using megaphones and handing out flyers announced proudly, "Obama's not a Communist, but I am and you can be one too."
The editor tried but could not manage a spot on the actual Mall. Throngs of people filed down 7th St. trying their luck. Many made the same decision and turned back for a saner view of the insanity on the Mall.
Even amidst the crowd of political signs and political people, Georgetown got a shout out: one participant proudly carried a sign that read, "I thought this was the line for Georgetown Cupcakes." Fair enough.