For the second time in less than four months, Gov. Scott Walker has fired an aide for making demeaning comments about Hispanics on social media.
Walker — who has been calling on fellow Republicans to do more to reach out to minority voters — ousted Taylor Palmisano as his campaign’s deputy finance director on Tuesday. The first-term governor made the move after No Quarter contacted his campaign regarding the inflammatory tweets.
In one, Palmisano, 23, complained about an individual who was doing custodial work in a library in which she was working.
“I will choke that illegal mex cleaning in the library. Stop banging (expletive) chairs around and turn off your Walkman,” she posted on March 9, 2011.
Two months earlier, she went to Twitter to write about her bus trip from Pasadena, Calif., to Las Vegas after watching the Wisconsin Badgers play in the Rose Bowl: “This bus is my worst (expletive) nightmare Nobody speaks English & these ppl dont know how 2 control their kids #only3morehours #illegalaliens.”
What’s truly fascinating to me about Taylor Palmisano’s termination for racist tweets is the fact that the tweets in question are over two years old. I mean seriously…..some basic vetting should have found those tweets, because it didn’t take Dan Bice that long.
If (and that’s a big if) Taylor Palmisano was really fired for some racist tweets from two years ago, then whoever vetted her before hiring her for the Walker campaign should be fired for doing such a craptacular job.