Via News Busters.
“Restoring sanity”…..for a bribe.
In case Arianna Huffington plotting to spend an estimated quarter-million dollars on buses to the liberal Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert rally didn’t paint it as an Obama event, how about Oprah Winfrey? The Obama-endorsing, Obama-campaign-stumping Winfrey appeared via satellite on Thursday night’s episode of The Daily Show to announce that she was going to fly Stewart’s audience to Washington, D.C., for the so-called Stewart half, the “Rally to Restore Sanity.”
“I know that you’ve got this huge event coming up, and I’m really excited about it, because I think that we need a bit more sanity in the world,” she said. “I’m sorry, Stephen, I’m not for the fear part, I’m for the sanity part. And I wanted to show my support for you, Jon, and also for your audience…(applause) so here’s what I did. I had my staff sneak into your studio early this morning with a little gift. Okay?” She told the Daily Show audience to look under their seats, where they found red envelopes, which they opened. A woman screamed at the top of her lungs: “We’re going to the rally!” Oprah repeated “You’re going to the rally” four times. “Now get out there and restore some sanity!”
Colbert crowed: “I’ve gotta say, just for the record, Jon, your rally was supposed to be about sanity, and that was insane!”
According to JustJared.com, Winfrey’s gift includes paying for the audience members’ hotel rooms as well as their flights.
Wanna bet she claims it as a tax deduction?
Funny how Tea Party rallies, the 9/12 March on Washington, and Glenn Beck’s ‘Restoring Honor’ rally, drew thousands of Americans without anyone offering them an all-expense paid trip. They came from all over the United States at their own expense to attend a gathering of patriots.
The acceptance of a bribe speaks volumes about the clientele.
In anycase, I can hardly wait to see the parade of assclowns from the lunatic fringe at the Stewart/Colbert circus. The entertainment value alone will make it worth watching.