Protesting the government’s wasteful fiscal policy is hungry work. There’s no point

Protesting the government’s wasteful fiscal policy is hungry work. There’s no point in chanting clever slogans about the tax burden being imposed upon your children and grandchildren, when your stomach is as empty as a Hyannis Port liquor cabinet after a Kennedy pool party.Monday’s demonstration against Obama’s Stimulus Package was thoughtfully provisioned by conservative columnist and former Fairview Fannie editorialist Michelle Malkin. The Seattle-phobic philippicist paid for plenty of provender, providing pans of pulled pork to the protestors. (Courtesy of Longhorn BBQ of Pioneer Square). Phew!Munching on food at a protest rally – or any political event for that matter – can be a dicey proposition. Think about it. Instead of out doing real jobs, these people are on the street corner trying to get you to sign a petition to end some governmental policy that you’ve never heard of.But the barbecue pork seemed a safe bet. And on the whole turned out not bad. Republicans have good taste in grub.The fare itself was simple and utilitarian. Flesh from the common farmyard swine. Cured, aged and cooked. Pepper was provided as a reminder of the bitter taste the GOP felt after last November’s election. Salt served as a symbol of the open wounds your liberal friends won’t let heal. And a moist towelette comes right in handy, after the government bends you over for the tune of another trillion bucks.Dining in the open air cafe of Westlake Plaza, dodging passed-out derelicts and muscling in line behind faux hipster teenagers pretending to be homeless was an experience that further heightened the cultural experience. Pigeon droppings, discarded cigarette butts and the stale scent of body odor gave a very European atmosphere to day centered on European-style Keynesian economics.So in short, you might not get a free lunch from the federal government. But you can get the next best thing from the folks who hate it.Never turn down free grub. No matter what the circumstances or surroundings.To aspiring broadcast journalists: When covering something as mundane as a political rally, try to find an angle… a hook that is unique and different. Like people eating barbecue pork at a rally opposing federal pork!