This morning my son and I
went to Weber State University to distribute Accountability
Utah literature. I had no sooner started passing out the
fliers (a little after 7:30 a.m.) when I was approached by
an individual from the Walker campaign. He picked up a flier
from a car, and asked "What is this?" I stated that it was a
report card on the last legislative session.
He asked what Olene's score
meant. I explained that -45 percent on a -100 to +100 scale
is not very good. He became very upset. He asked if I was
singling out Olene. I responded: "No, we do this at many
functions, including one at a meeting last night in Weber
county." He asked about Marty Stephens score. I said he did
not do very well either, and showed him Marty's score of +4
He became more angry and
called a woman named Lori who was up closer to the Union
building. She soon came and they explained that Olene was
paying for the parking and therefore I could not flier the
cars. I stated that the parking was not only for Olene
Walker's event, but that students were parked there as well
(the signs say it is a public parking lot, for 1$ per hour).
They then said that they would remove the fliers after I
left. I stated that I paid for the fliers, and for them to
"do what you have to do".
Soon after the man had a
conversation with the person in the parking booth. I had
moved to a parking lot close by to distribute the report
card. I had no sooner left, when I turned around to see the
man removing my fliers.
I returned to that parking
lot about 45 minutes later. I fliered it again, but noticed
that the man and Lori were watching from up by the Union
building. I have no doubt that the fliers were stolen a
Apparently the Walker
campaign does not believe in free speech, or Governor Walker
has something to hide about her voting record. Regardless,
beware of the Walker campaigners. They are nothing less than
common thieves. Had I done the same to her signs or campaign
materials, I would have been arrested and thrown in jail.
The gentleman who stole the
AU fliers was at the Weber county convention popping popcorn
for the Olene Walker booth. I inquired as to his name, and
found out that his name is Tom Walker, Olene's son.