Practically Speaking

Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

Why are we surprised? Voters got what they wanted.

Politically, the year 2006 was a hard one for me.  Both spring and fall elections went to candidates I did not support. (Exceptions: Lisa Mellone, Jerry Mellone, and Bill Carnell were the only bright spots that year.)

Think of what life would be like now if a different Brookfield Mayor had been elected and an incumbent Wisconsin State Senator was reelected.

Today we would not have a neighborhood with 4 of its homes crushed by pending eminent domain. I would wager we would not be moving fire station #3 either.

We also would have at least one State Senator (Reynolds) with the back bone to oppose UN-Healthy Wisconsin and the horrendously expensive state budget.

But life does go on.

I do wonder how many people still think of Mayor Speaker as a "Nice guy". 


P.S. I did not mean to ignore the governor's race! But between the governor's campaign donations and budget, there are not enough hours in the day to address that.

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