Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Lashing out at the Capitol

Photo: Richard A. Lipski - Washington Post

A picture is worth a thousand words: While at the library last night, I looked over at the periodical rack and saw this image on the front page of the Washington Post.

The photo accompanies a recent Post article entitled, "Lashing Out at the Capitol: Tens of Thousands Protest Obama Initiatives and Government Spending".

Sidenote: I was not aware of this story (the 9/12 DC rally) until I happened to see last week's WaPost print edition yesterday. Seems there is also a bit of a discrepancy between the Post's crowd estimates and those cited by the Daily Mail.

Have we finally seen a shift in the public's attitude towards DC politics and a change from the longstanding feelings of complacency and futility to one of active protest & (non-violent) revolt?