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 baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
With snow falling, former Milwaukee Mayor John Norquist stood next to his wife, with TV news cameras rolling, to divulge he had an affair.
A similar scenario played out Monday as soon to be former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer apologized for what reportedly was his involvement with a prostitution ring. Spitzer’s wife stood next to her husband, appearing to be in a zombie-like daze.
I’ve never truly understood this kind of behavior……on the part of the women.
Make the SOB stand there in front of all of the world to see and take his lumps all by sorry self.
Jan LaRue, a member of the Culture and Media Institute’s Board of Advisors says it best:
"Why does a man who says he needs to regain the trust of [his] family, further abuse whatever trust remains by using his traumatized wife as a prop at his press conference or as his defender-in-chief?
Recall the following with wife at his side:
- Former Democratic President Bill Clinton did have “sex with that woman.”
- Rep. Bob Livingston (R-La.) resigned after admitting extramarital affairs.
- Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) whose phone number appeared on the client list of the “D.C. Madam.”
- James McGreevey, former Democratic governor of New Jersey, admitted to having a sexual relationship with a man.
- Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) who pled guilty to disorderly conduct after trying to seduce an undercover police officer in a public restroom."
She’s got a point.
Read LaRue’s entire column.