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Stewart Rally-goers: Sane=Liberal

Sanity versus Insanity is the new Hope versus Fear for liberal Democrats on the National Mall.

12:05 AM, Oct 31, 2010 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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“I think they have the best grip on things,” Trister said of Stewart and Colbert. “There’s a humorous side to everything. I think when you bring that out, it’s the best way to get people to just relax.”

Asked what sanity means to her, one attendee said it means “being able to engage in some kind of rational discourse without reference to something that is more complicated than it needs to be." Signs with messages like “All Things in Moderation,” “Raging Moderate,” and “Passionately Moderate, Moderately Passionate” peppered the crowd. “I think it’s important that all these people turn out to show that there are a number of people who are interested in moderate debate and not pushing the debate to the extremes,” said another attendee.

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