While the clip pokes fun at the current poor state of many of the grounds and monuments on the National Mall, the president of the Trust for the National Mall has neither a problem with the attention nor the rally.
"This is a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness about the need to restore the National Mall,” said Caroline Cunningham in an interview with the Washington Examiner. She added, "Hopefully, it will result not only in donations to the trust but greater interest in the mall's renovation and restoration."
Now, the only thing that can make a lawn party more destructive is a lawn party in the rain. Think back to Woodstock 1994, when the whole festival turned into a mud pit. Well it looks like the National Mall will catch a break on that front. While Washington, D.C., has been experiencing rain and has been under a few tornado warnings this week, the weekend forecast calls for dry and sunny weather leading up to and during the rally. So keep the umbrellas at home and take those checkbooks out.
Jon Stewart photo courtesy Comedy Central.