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Wisconsin’s AG and his kick-ass medals



Who knew we had such an ass-kicker as Wisconsin’s top cop? State Attorney General Brad Schimel is Wisconsin’s top law enforcement agent. And he likes to kick ass. In fact, it is his motto. K.A.E.D. It is Schimel’s pet phrase for how he does his job. It stands for kicking ass every day. Not just sometimes, or once in a while. Every day. And he wants everyone to know it. A bit crude, but hey, that is how he signs his emails and other communication to Justice Department staff. But sharing the motto in emails, presumably to motivate his staff, isn’t enough apparently. Schimel has ordered 2000 gold-plated coins bearing his name, the state seal, and his motto. K.A.E.D. How cute. He hands them out to people he wants to impress. You and I won’t see one, other than in a picture. But we paid for the coins. Schimel’s office billed Wisconsin taxpayers for the $10,000 cost of the ass-kicking coins. That should be a crime. Why should you and I pay for his fake coins with his name and a crude motto? The answer of course is that we shouldn’t. Yep, Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel is a real kick in the pants. But it seems Wisconsin taxpayers are the ones who are taking the boot on this one.

Scott Robert Shaw serves as WIZM Program Director and News Director, and delivers the morning news on WKTY, Z-93 and 95.7 The Rock. Scott has been at Mid-West Family La Crosse since 1989, and authors Wisconsin's only daily radio editorial, "As I See It" heard on WIZM each weekday morning and afternoon.

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