Scott Walker Fires Aide for Posting Racist TweetsBy: Erika Watts - December 4, 2013
Wisconsin governor Scott Walker has caught a lot of flak lately. First, an email sent out by his campaign team last week encouraged people to donate their Christmas funds to his campaign. Second, one of his aides made a post on Twitter that was demeaning to Hispanics. Considering that Walker is trying to get his Republican counterparts to do a better job of reaching out to Hispanics, this certainly does not help matters.
The person who made the demeaning tweets, Taylor Palmisano, was Walker’s campaign deputy finance director. The tweets were made back in 2011, but apparently they were only recently dug up and brought to Walker’s attention. Walker fired Palmisano on Tuesday. Interestingly enough, this isn’t the first time Walker has had to fire someone for making distasteful comments about Hispanics on social media. Walker fired transportation official Steve Krieser back in August after comparing illegal immigrants to Satan on Facebook.
Check out Palmisano’s offensive tweets below.
This really drives home the point, yet again, how important it is to be careful about what we post online, especially when posting something offensive. Such tweets might not matter so much now if you’re in high school or college, but they can certainly come back to bite you later. Do you think the tweets were bad enough to get fired over? Add your comments below.
Some people are questioning the integrity of the governor for being associated with people who make such comments. It’s rumored that Scott Walker wants to make a run for the White House in 2016, but between the racist aide and the letter that asked people to make campaign donations instead of using the money on Black Friday, he might have a ways to go to gain popularity with the public.[Images via Twitter and Journal Sentinel]