I wonder how many Waupaca area residents knew that Gov. Scott Walker was in town on a recent Tuesday afternoon. I did and so did about 50 protestors at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King.
Your governor and his security snuck into one of the buildings and traveled down a tunnel system to Ainsworth Hall for some reason.
Because I am an avid Walker protestor, I naturally received a heads up and attended the rally. I enjoy these rallies as I get to hang out with people who feel as I do, people concerned about the real future of Wisconsin. I’ve been to a few protests in Madison and various cities in Wisconsin, but this one was different.
Please, can anyone tell me why this happened? As I stood there with my sign, next to well-educated CNAs, LPNs, and RNs who are tired of what is happening to their careers, I saw something that scared me. Again, can anyone tell me why this happened?
I’m standing there with my sign and chanting all the usual negative Walker stuff when I witness something I never thought I would see in America. I saw veterans trying to enter the main entrance to Ainsworth Hall and were turned away. Some were rudely ejected by state police.
Well, of course your first response will be that they were protestors with signs and wanted to only enter to cause a disruption of some kind. That wasn’t the case. We, the protestors, were doing that. The veterans trying to enter wanted to hear the governor’s speech.
Right now, it doesn’t matter if you are a Republican, Democrat, independent, or whatever – your governor had total control of a state building on a Tuesday afternoon and if he did not want you in there you were ejected. What went on in there that was so secret?
As good protestors, we hung in there until we got word that the secret speech was over and Scott Walker and his security would be leaving. We had numerous people at each main exit hoping we could get a glimpse of our governor and he would see us and we could get our meager source of venting by yelling into the cold night.
Well, it didn’t happen, as he snuck out of an exit that is seldom used and located way down by Baylake Bank. So, what must it be like to be Scott Walker? What must those vets feel like right now? I myself witnessed four Vietnam vets with papers in hand get ejected from a state building on a cold Tuesday afternoon in America.
Please go to the union hall directly across the road from the Vets Home in King and sign a recall petition. We need to get Wisconsin back on track.