Tony LaRussa defends decision to attend Glen Beck rally, amid controversy that he really shouldn’t have been there. Â Tony LaRussa attended Glen Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally, which brought in an estimated 87,000 to the National Mall. The Cardinals received phone calls protesting his attendance, as did an animal rescue charity that he works for.
He attended the rally along with Albert Puljols, who was receiving an award for community service. Â The Glen Beck rally isn’t supposed to be politically motivated, and Larussa decided to view it as a spiritual rather than a politically motivated event.
â€œIt was beyond gratifying. I was inspired. There were a lot of things that inspired me. It was more religious, much more religious (than political) Â Iâ€™ll raise money for those folks anytime. Albert got a legitimate award I was asked to introduce. I donâ€™t see the problem.â€
There were a lot of people at the rally praising God, and thanking Him for the things in their life – and the troops. Â Besides, LaRussa was far from alone at the rally, as the CBS news reports that some 87,000 came to the event and millions more watched the live stream via facebook and ustream.