I got a hold of this colorful door hanger today from the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs. Apparently this is AOCDS's first grass root attempt to sway public opinion on their side against Supervisor John Moorlach's challenge to their retroactive pension benefit.
On the front of this door hanger is a personal message from Wayne Quint, the union's president, attacking Moorlach's proposal as the reason for low morale and recruitment in the department. However, what is alarming in Quint's message is his claim that a certain Supervisor "support our deputies and stand for public safety..." This is probably just wishful thinking from Mr. Quint because I am sure our "all Republican" Board of Supervisors is solidly behind the taxpayers of Orange County. There is no way that any of them would sell out and cut a deal with the union for the purpose of re-election.
On the back of the door hanger is a list of "crime fighting" tips that each family can take to enhance their safety. This is certainly a clever way to encourage people to keep this campaign literature. As for those who are interested in signing an online petition to support the union and their generous 3% @ 50 retirement package, AOCDS would like you to click here.
Will the Republican Party of Orange County or Lincoln Club respond to this? We'll just have to wait and see. I'm sure someone will issue a statement and send it to Jubal.