Stewart, Colbert Honor 'Greatest, Strongest Country'

The Comedy Central team of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert brought their vision of a calmer — or scarier — political order to Washington, D.C., this weekend with their Rally to Restore Sanity And/Or Fear on the National Mall. Both men decided to agree — and harmonize — that America is, "The Greatest, Strongest Country in the World."

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

And while candidates were courting voters across the country over the weekend, a big crowd gathered in Washington.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert held a rally on the National Mall.

MONTAGNE: And as part of that show, they got together to sing a duet - Colbert from the mock right and Stewart from the mock left.

(Soundbite of song, "There's No One More American Than Me")

Mr. STEPHEN COLBERT (Co-Host, "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear"): (Singing) I love America from USA to USZ.

Mr. JON STEWART (Co-Host, "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear"): (Singing) I'd marry Uncle Sam if I could do it legally.

(Soundbite of laughter)

Mr. COLBERT: (Singing) I lull myself to sleep at night by counting detainees.

Mr. STEWART: (Singing) I use French words like croissant and bourgeoisie.

Mr. COLBERT: (Singing) I love NASCAR halftime shows with tons of TNT.

Mr. STEWART: (Singing) My hybrid electric scooter gets 100 mpg.

Mr. COLBERT and Mr. STEWART: (Singing) From gay men who like football, to straight men who like "Glee."

(Soundbite of cheering)

Mr. COLBERT: (Singing) From the shores of Idaho to the shores of Kentucky...

Mr. COLBERT and Mr. STEWART: (Singing) ...there's no one more American...

Mr. STEWART: (Singing) ...there's no one more compassionate...

Mr. COLBERT and Mr. STEWART: (Singing) ...there's no one more American than we.

Mr. COLBERT: (Singing) Yes, it's the greatest...

Mr. STEWART: Everyone.

Mr. COLBERT and Mr. STEWART: (Singing) ... strongest country in the world. It's the greatest, strongest country in the world. It's the greatest, strongest country in the world...

MONTAGNE: A song from the "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear."

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