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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

Great line in Sunday's paper

It came from my friend and former colleague in the state Senate, Christian Schneider who somehow persuaded the liberal Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to allow him to temporarily write columns.

In his latest effort on Sunday that you might have missed because of the holiday, Schneider recalled (no pun intended) a quote from Mary Bell, president of WEAC, the state's largest teachers union in February of 2011:

"This is not about money. We understand the need to sacrifice."

Bell was talking about the entirely reasonable request that public sector union folks pay a little more for their lavish pension and health benefits.

Now comes the great line from Schneider:

"But, of course, saying Walker's public union imbroglio isn't about the money is like calling Nabokov's 'Lolita' a delightful travelogue."

I'll bet 90% of unionistas don't get it.


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