Park Service: No Permit Yet for Stewart, Colbert

Comedy central duo plan DC rallies next month
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Suggested by Kenja
Posted Sep 18, 2010 1:01 PM CDT
In this 2008 file photo, Stephen Colbert, left, and Jon Stewart make a presentation at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)

(Newser) – Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have generated lots of buzz for their DC rallies on October 30 (see video here), but the National Park Service doesn't want anyone to get too excited just yet: The permit has yet to be approved. The agency "is neither saying that it will happen nor are we saying that it won't happen," an official tells CBS. "All that has happened is that three organizations that represent Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have applied for a permit to hold a rally." That request, by the way, predicts a crowd of 25,000 people. Stay tuned.

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