Fizzles in the drizzle. 10,000 predicted, 200 show up. “My little brother took Dad’s Benz,” one would-be protester moaned when interviewed at Starbucks. “I’m like, what, gonna take the Metro?”
I did enjoy our government radio, NPR, covering the non-event. After admitting that the crowd was, er, “sparse”, the young lady reporting read off various signs she could find: “No authority”, “legalize marijuana”, “Occupy Wall Street’, and so on and then concluded, “all different viewpoints are here”. Only an NPR staffer could look over a puddle of muddle-headed pot heads and their like-minded friends and perceive a plurality of views. Our tax dollars at work.