Sorry to inform the public relations agency handling The Huffington Post's planned 200-bus caravan to Washington D.C. tomorrow that Grumpy Editor will not be able to take the 200-mile ride from New York for the Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear.”
But thanks for the invitation to join the projected 10,000 people who will be getting free round-trip rides --- courtesy of The Huffington Post --- to the nation’s capital.
It’s not the early hour (5 a.m., to gather at the Citi Field parking lot in Flushing, with a 6 a.m. departure) that is the turnoff. It’s because getting there would require a long, tiring, red-eye flight.
Always wanted to say hello to Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post.
Along with providing the bus transportation, via The Huffington Post, she will be greeting travelers --- including media folks --- before boarding one of the buses herself.
“Taking a stand for sanity is not a partisan position,” says Huffington of The Huffington Post’s support of the rally. “It's neither right nor left. It's reasonable. We have to stop demonizing anyone we disagree with, so we’re proud to be driving our HuffPost community sane.”
Huffington isn’t the only one providing bus rides to Washington and the “sanity” gathering on the National Mall.
The Democratic club at the University of Pennsylvania is offering bus transportation from Philadelphia.
But that costs $15 per person.
While predicted attendance for the rally is all over the place, a National Park Service permit says organizers expect 60,000 participants.