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Glenn Beck and his minions will converge on Washington D.C. this Saturday.

The event, titled “The Restoring Honor Rally,” will take place at the Lincoln Memorial and its goal – according to the event’s website – is to “celebrate America by honoring our heroes.” Simple and harmless enough, right?

But many critics are taking issue with the plan because it falls on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. One must wonder how that icon would respond to the Fox News anchor, who once referred to President Obama as a “racist.”

“Whites don’t own Abraham Lincoln,” Beck said in response. “Blacks don’t own Martin Luther King. Those are American icons, American ideas, and we should just talk about character, and that’s really what this event is about. It’s about honoring character.”

Replied Al Sharpton, who is also holding an event in D.C. on the same day:

“When we heard about Glenn Beck, it was puzzling. Because if you read Dr. King’s speech, it just doesn’t gel with what Mr. Beck or [Sarah Palin, a scheduled speaker who may or may not have ever heard of Dr. King] are representing.”

Beck’s really is expected to draw approximately 100,000 people. We may attend to get Sarah’s thoughts on her daughter’s glorifying teenage motherhood by appearing on Dancing with the Stars.