My brother-in-law, a signer of Aaron Maloy's papers, relayed these facts to me on Sunday evening:
Regarding the events of Sunday, August 20, 2006, I was an eyewitness to some of them. Driving South on Bridge Road at 5:15 PM on the way to the Stop & Shop, I observed Aaron Maloy talking with the owner of the house just opposite the Whale Walk Inn. The two Andy Buckley signs were still there on the owner’s property in the same positions as previously. At 5:40 PM on my way home, I observed that Aaron Maloy was no longer there or at least not visible to me. In addition, the two Andy Buckley signs were gone and one Aaron Maloy sign was located where one of the Buckley signs had been.
I received this email later Sunday evening:
I am visiting a friend on the Cape whom you visited and was impressed enough to put up one of your lawn signs. Earlier today, Aaron Maloy visited my friend's home (accompanied by another GOP person). He spent a great deal of time telling my friend that you did not have a job, that you were representing yourself as a current selectman in Chatham, and that you were only on the board of selectman for a period of four months.
I was appalled by his behavior - particularly since he was intent on discrediting a fellow GOP candidate in a primary. I moved from the Cape to Maine nearly fifteen years ago to escape this type of behavior and politicking. I also worked for one of Maine's U.S. Senators for nearly a decade (after serving in the military and working in the private sector), and never witnessed this type of behavior among candidates at any level. In my opinion, this is dirty politics at best.
I thought you should know about the tactics that Aaron Maloy is engaging in, and wanted to wish you the best of luck with your campaign.
I went to the homeowner's house the next morning to retrieve the signs. However, he stated he did not know where they were. He also said that he was removing all signs from his property. So in the space of less than half an hour on a quiet street on a Sunday afternoon, my signs had disappeared.
In respect to the homeowner, I request this issue be dropped.