Jon Stewart Rally
The steps of the National Gallery of Art (West Building)

Remarkably genial, polite, and youthful crowd carrying irony-laden signs: a huge gathering of people I would enjoy hanging out with. And so I did for a couple of hours on Saturday.

Jon Stewart Rally
Sign: “Never too angry to spellcheck”

Jon Stewart Rally
Zombie Lincoln

Highlights: Continual low-level amusement reading the “protest” signs. The benediction by Don Novello as Father Guido Sarducci. Yusef (Cat Stevens) singing “Peace Train.” The O’Jays performing “Love Train.” Jon Stewart’s summation speech, which was a feel-good moment, even as a friend standing next to me said, “Jesus, I hope these people vote. They should have made everyone here sign an absentee ballot.”

Jon Stewart Rally
One of many group waves, lead by the “Mythbusters” guys

Jon Stewart Rally
Sign: Jesus cradling a dinosaur T. rex

Two favorite signs I couldn’t get shots of: “God Hates Nags” and a rewrite of the Gadsden flag as “Don’t Stomp Me Bro!”

RallytheCause.com has a “comprehensive” list of the signs. 

Jon Stewart Rally
You get the idea…

Jon Stewart Rally
Around 3 o’clock 200,000 people thought they’d grab a late lunch in Chinatown.

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