Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has fired an aide for offensive posts the woman posted on Twitter in 2011.
For the second time in recent months the Republican Governor, who is rumored to be a strong contender for his party’s Presidential nomination in 2016, got rid of someone he worked closely with, for inappropriate social media posts.
According to the Milwaukee publication Journal Sentinel Online, Taylor Palmisano, Scott Walker’s campaign deputy finance director was fired on Tuesday.
Even though Palmisano, has closed down her Twitter and Facebook accounts, the publication got a screen shot of the racially charged tweets.
In one of the posts made by the former Scott Walker insider on March 9, 2011, she rants about a custodian cleaning the library, presumably at the State Capitol building saying:
“I will choke that illegal mex cleaning in the library. Stop banging f***ing chairs around and turn off your Walkman.”
While another, equally offensive rant, apparently tweeted from a bus in which she was traveling on January 3, 2011, after going to watch the Wisconsin college football team play in Pasadena, California, says:
“This bus is my worst f***ing nightmare. Nobody speaks English and these ppl don’t know how 2 control their kids. #only3morehours #illegalaliens”
The image of the offensive tweets as published by JS Online is seen below:
Scott Walker fired Palmisano, 23, after David Bice, who writes for the blog “No Quarter” for the Journal Sentinel brought the tweets to the Governor’s attention.
But these are not the only instances in which the former Scott Walker aide was confronted by the media about her social media behavior.
Palmisano, sent a bizarre Black Friday email, uncovered in this blog, asking that the Republican Governor’s supporters send monetary contributions to his re-election campaign instead of buying toys for their kids.
“This year, we are celebrating the Holiday Season with a Black Friday special that is better than any deal found in stores.
“Instead of electronics or toys that will undoubtedly be outdated, broken, or lost by the next Holiday Season, help give your children the gift of a Wisconsin that we can all be proud of.”
Mexicans make up one of the largest immigrant groups in Wisconsin, where Scott Walker is up for re-election in 2014.
In October, he suggested that our neighbors to the south open a consulate in Wisconsin to better serve the growing population of their citizens, who call the state home.
A statement from Scott Walker’s spokesman Jonathan Wetzel, announced the Palmisano’s dismissal:
“Taylor Palmisano has been immediately removed from her position with the Friends of Scott Walker campaign. Both the Governor, and the campaign, condemn these insulting remarks which do not reflect our views in any way.”
Palmisano also issued a statement apologizing for her insensitive remarks:
“I deeply regret these offensive and irresponsible remarks,” she said. “I sincerely apologize, and understand the consequences of making such unacceptable statements.”
In August, Scott Walker removed Steven Krieser as his assistant deputy secretary at the state Department of Transportation, after the Journal Sentinel contacted his office about inappropriate Facebook posts.