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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Stewart, Colbert Honor 'Greatest, Strongest Country'

Stewart, Colbert Honor 'Greatest, Strongest Country'

Stewart, Colbert Honor 'Greatest, Strongest Country'

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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."

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")

STEPHEN COLBERT: (Singing) I love America from USA to USZ.

JON STEWART: (Singing) I'd marry Uncle Sam if I could do it legally.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

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

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

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

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

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

(SOUNDBITE OF CHEERING)

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

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

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

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

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

STEWART: Everyone.

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

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