Reason TV: What we saw at the Restore Sanity rally

Sanity is apparently in the eye of the beholder, as is coherence. Reason TV’s Nick Gillespie and Michael Moynihan eschewed the stage show and talked directly to the participants in the Restore Sanity rally yesterday and discovered that many of the people who attended had little notion about the politics of the moment. The best moment comes at the very end, when Michael gets a rally attendee to inadvertently describe the entire Democratic Congress’ approach to debt reduction (and that of the GOP from 2001-6) in a manner that also manages to be more coherent than any statement from either political party:

There was also this moment of “sanity” from another attendee:

Woman: You don’t see reasonable people putting Hitler mustaches on people’s faces!

Moynihan: So there were no people with “Bush as Hitler” signs, as there are as Obama as Hitler?

Woman: I see what you’re saying. No, but if there should have been a Hitler sign on somebody, it would have been him.