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.
Even before President Obama nominated Elena Kagan for the U.S. Supreme Court, New York Magazine (not exactly the National Review) three weeks ago wrote, “The White House made what to us looks like a tactical error yesterday when it insisted that CBS News pull down a blog post that indicated Elena Kagan, the Solicitor General and a frequently named candidate to replace John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court, is gay.”
The White House denied Kagan was gay. Even if she IS, would it matter? Polls show 55% of Americans could care less if a Supreme Court Justice nominee is gay. Tea Partiers are not motivated by social issues. So is this a big deal?
Writing after Kagan was nominated, the publication states, “The topic that (in the absence of actual evidence that Kagan is gay) will most likely come up in confirmation hearings: whether or not a vote for Kagan is a vote for gay marriage. That is, if Kagan gets on the Court, she will vote for gay marriage when the issue comes before her. This, at least, is a debate on the decision that's really facing us: Is a known, or predicted vote for equal marriage rights for gays and lesbians a disqualifier for a Supreme Court candidate?
It's impossible to imagine now that some senator isn't going to ask her if she's gay during the confirmation hearings. The White House already said she isn't gay. As we've argued before, she now can't say differently if she wants that seat. (And by the way she's led her life, she clearly wants that seat and she wants it bad.) So she'll get up there and she'll say no. And then the issue for people following this story line becomes whether or not she is in the closet, and whether a closeted advocate is any kind of advocate at all, and so on.”
She has NO judicial experience.
Dear GOP: that’s the jugular.