Kicker – Protecting political signs


NICK EICHER, HOST: A man in Massachusetts had had it up to here with thieves who’d been stealing the Trump signs from his yard.

John Olivera is his name. He’s 54. He’s a disabled Navy vet. And the first sign that went missing he lost in July. So he bought two more of them—20-bucks apiece—and put them right back out there.

And thieves promptly stole those, too.

He replaced them again. Same result. So he decided to borrow from the president’s playbook and build a big, beautiful wall.

Well, fence. 

Well, not so beautiful.

It’s the kind of fence you’d use to protect livestock. Electric fence.

So far, so good. As I said, doesn’t look great, but his Keep America Great sign is safe—so far.

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(John Oliveira via AP) In this Sept. 14, 2020 photo, an electric fence surrounds a campaign sign for President Donald Trump in John Oliveira’s yard in New Bedford, Mass. 

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