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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.

Kevin Fischer's "Whippersnapper Hall of Fame"

Whippersnapper Hall of Fame


I am always on the lookout for sharp, young, talented writers. As I have blogged recently, these young folk must meet certain standards.

They must have a strong ability to write well.

Their efforts must be provocative and insightful.

They should have strong opinions and beliefs that are fact-based.

Their work should be grammatically correct, and they must not regularly and repeatedly flunk spell-check. Doing so would demonstrate a lack of pride and self-respect, not to mention a clear ineptness.

And there must be a consistency of excellence to their product. They wouldn’t dream of posting anything slightly embarrassing that would ruin their credibility in a heartbeat.

I am announcing special young writers of recognition who will be members of the Kevin Fischer “Whippersnapper Hall of Fame.” By the strictest definition, “whippersnapper” may not be the most positive term. However, I can assure you that in this context, “whippersnapper” should be considered in the most complimentary, respectful sense. These young individuals are refreshing.

Any young person with a computer can spit out foolish, naïve, fact-devoid, wild, unsubstantiated junk and call it a blog or creative writing. It takes intelligence, insight, and skill to compose a quality product that is noteworthy. My goal is to showcase these young writers who, by their true ability give us superb confidence that the future of our great country is in very capable hands.

I am announcing the first four inductees of the Kevin Fischer “Whippersnapper Hall of Fame.” I have written about the first three previously. The fourth inductee is someone new.

1) The Conservative Casanova. This young man from Greenfield is attending the University of Minnesota, and interned with the Republican National Committee at the Republican national convention in 2008.

2) American Sweetheart. Her bio reads, "I am a 26 year old mother of one. I currently work in the banking industry while pursuing a carrer in professional writing and US history. After school, I plan to pursue a career in journalism.as well as write children's history books. My main goal after school is to start a non-profit organization that will aid our troops."

3) Eva Lorraine Molina is a junior at Amherst and a summer intern for the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute.

4) Matt Kallerud of Milwaukee, currently attending the Milwaukee School of Engineering and interning at NASA.

These young stars are the real deal, bona fide talents. In reality, they are in a category far beyond "whippersnapper." I salute and congratulate them for putting their talents to such constructive use.

I will be updating the Hall of Fame when new talent comes to my attention. Readers are invited to nominate inductees by e-mailing me their suggestions.
The following types of young individuals are ineligible:


Crybabies

Whiners

General losers

Anyone ashamed of publicly disclosing what they do for a living

Anyone who can’t spell at an 8th grade level, and/or with grammatical skills to match

Anyone who adores dramatic tax increases but pays no taxes because he/she sponges off at home

Anyone who doesn’t understand that nothing in life comes easy and that hard work is the key to a fulfilling life, not the government


THE KEVIN FISCHER "WHIPPERSNAPPER HALL OF FAME"

1) The Conservative Casanova

2) American Sweetheart

3) Eva Lorraine Molina

4) Matt Kallerud

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