Republic Airways CEO insults Milwaukee

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CEO, Bryan Bedford, has a bit of egg on his face after his disparaging remarks about Milwaukee at a recent analysts' meeting in New York City. The comment by Bedord was "I don't care how cheap you make it, you don't go there (Milwaukee) unless you have to." I, like most native Milwaukee residents, am insulted. The timing is especially poor, since Republic Airlines just purchased Midwest Airlines, Milwaukee's longtime hometown airline.