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.
So much for Franklin being such a quiet, sleepy little city.
People upset with Franklin alderman/school board member Janet Evans have launched a recall against her in a despicable fashion. They’ve distributed a flier in a portion of Franklin attacking some of Evans’ votes with a photo of Evans depicting her as the “Wicked Wicth of Franklin.”
When I obtained a copy of the flier several days ago I wrestled with the idea of whetehr or not to give blogging about this dirty literature and give the mudsling any attention. But John Rasche has now written an article on FranklinNOW complete with the questionable flier so the horse is out of the barn.
Rasche does a good job of covering both sides of the debate and when you read his article you see that Evans effectively shoots down every argument made against her.
Quite frankly I’m stunned that my friend and fellow conservative Orville Seymer is not just involved, but endorses the below the belt propaganda. Seymer is also less than forthcoming. He claims he wants a recall because Evans is out of touch with her constituents. The Orville Seymer I know has always been a straight shooter so he needs to concede he’s also motivated because his daughter and his daughter’s sister-in-law are involved as you’ll learn in Rasche’s article.
As for the Wicked Witch depiction, Seymer says, "It was just intended to poke a little fun at her.”
Seymer’s daughter said, “I don't really think she's an evil person."
Excuse me. You don’t think Evans is an evil person? Then why do you paint her as a witch and call her a witch?
Isn’t a witch evil?
Apparently some in Franklin haven’t learned from the failed gubernatorial recall and desperately need a civics lesson. From thinkprogres.org:
“There are legitimate cases where the recall can be a vital tool — especially situations where elected officials have committed a crime, transgressed ethically, or broken trust with the voters by switching parties. Some recall laws require such a cause before the recall can be launched.”
But not in Wisconsin.