Congratulations Jon Stewart! You are officially a tool of the Democratic party. UPDATED

Hot from my inbox, I just got the following email from Organizing for America, Barack Obama’s official campaign organization:

Friend –

This Saturday, October 30th, folks from across the country will be coming to D.C. for the Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear.”

Whether or not you’re planning to attend, we need folks to turn the energy from that rally into action by contacting key voters across the country and making sure they have a plan to vote by November 2nd.

That’s why we’re holding a special phone bank just after the rally.

Can you join us?

To be fair to Stewart, he’s done his fair share of reports attacking Obama and Democrats as of late. But did he seriously think that his rally would amount to anything other than an a thinly veiled excuse for Democratic campaign events? Does he really believe that snark and ironic detachment will be the prevailing mode of discussion just a few days before the election? Or should Stewart and Colbert just have admitted they were rooting for Democrats all along, and the purpose of this rally was to gin up support?

It’s hard out here for a self-professed “moderate” comedy news host, I guess.

UPDATE — “Democrats Say Jon Stewart Rally Will Spur Enthusiasm to Vote.” Sure it’s wishful thinking, but a telling reaction nonetheless.

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