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.
Since the birth of my beautiful baby daughter, Kyla, some have asked how that's going to affect my blogging. They essentailly want to know if I'm going to cut back and by how much, etc.
The hateful lefties would love to see me hang it up. Since they can't go toe to toe with me on substance, they have to resort to sophomoric attacks. My favorite is the third-grader-like plea to my boss:
"WAHH! WAHH! Kevin Fischer is being a bad boy!!"
We've got a multi-billion dollar budget on our hands but we're supposed to stop everything because, GASP, yours truly might actually have had a disagreement with a neighbor.
Then there's the sour grapes from another blogger who thinks that just because I work in the public sector, that somehow it means I gave up my First Amendment rights. How dare I have a blog and write about, ANOTHER GASP, political stuff! How dare I, YET ANOTHER GASP, say yes when WISN asks me to fill in for one of their talk show hosts!! What nerve that I appear, OH MY GOD ANOTHER GASP, every single week on a half hour pundit roundtable discussion on public television!! He just can't come to grips that this lowly, state employee's views are actually in demand, and then blogged about by many others. That's just not right, fists pounding! It's not fair! It's just not fair! (THE BIGGEST GASP OF ALL. THERE HE GOES, BEING TOTALLY BOMBASTIC AGAIN!)
No, I'm not going anywhere, and while it's a bit more challenging as you parents are well aware, I will try to maintain the same blogging pace that I have in the past.
I 'm also intrigued by another comment that I've received in the past few weeks since our baby was born. It goes something to the effect of, let's get this straight, Kevin. You and your wife, Jennifer don't have a dog. Yet every Saturday morning, you post this elaborate blog production about dogs that takes two hours to read. You do have a baby now, but you don't do a baby blog. Is one, so to speak, in the oven?
Hmmm. That's interesting. You'll just have to stay tuned.