In a recent act of performance art, illustrating that city and county governments may truly be the sewers of American politics, King County Washington is now sending its employees out digging through residential garbage in the early morning hours when they’re least likely to be discovered. Residents have found men outside their homes at 5:30 in the morning going through their garbage with flashlights. The highly-paid King County public servants engaged in this dumpster diving claim that it’s part of a government project to determine whether people dispose of their waste as the County thinks they should. The story is here. Of course, that just begs the question: Since when is it any of the government’s business what we put in our garbage?