In December 2013, Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s reelection campaign announced it had fired deputy finance director Taylor Palmisano after it was revealed Palmisano had made a number of racist comments on Twitter prior to being employed with Walker’s campaign.
In case you’ve been stuck under a rock today, over 27,000 pages of documents compiled during the first John Doe investigation and then used to prosecute of close Walker aide Kelly Rindfleisch were made public in their entirety, and there’s some very very interesting stuff in those documents.
For instance, earlier today, The Progressive noted a highly racist email forwarded by former Walker Chief of Staff Tom Nardelli to undisclosed recipients, and I’ve been made aware of an email sent to Kelly Rindfleisch by paralegal Kelly Teelin, who works in the Madison office of law firm Michael Best & Friedrich. Here’s the text of the email sent to Kelly Rindfleisch by Kelly Teelin, which included the note, “This is good!” from Kelly Teelin:
This morning I went to sign my Dogs up for welfare. At first the lady said, “Dogs are not eligible to draw welfare”.
So I explained to her that my Dogs are mixed in color, unemployed, lazy, can’t speak English and have no frigging clue who the r Daddys are. They expect me to feed them, provide them with housing and medical care, and feel guilty because they are dogs.
So she looked in her policy book to see what it takes to qualify.
My Dogs get their first checks Friday.
After receiving the email, Kelly Rindfleisch responded to Teelin, adding “That is hilarious. And so true.”
Here’s the email itself, for your review.
I’ve long believed you can tell a lot about a person by the company they keep, and in Scott Walker’s case that certainly isn’t saying much.
UPDATE: In my haste to post the original entry, I overlooked another racist email sent by former Walker Chief of Staff Tom Nardelli, as first reported by The Progressive.
On pages 8,921 and 8,922 of WalkerDocs 2, we find Walker’s county chief of staff Thomas Nardelli passing along a racist email smearing Muslims. It is titled, “Tolerance.” Nardelli comments, “After the candidate forum, this will put a smile on your face for certain!”
I am perplexed that so many are against a mosque being built near Ground Zero. I think it should be the goal of every American to be tolerant. The mosque should be allowed, in an effort to promote tolerance.
That is why I also propose, that two gay nightclubs be opened next door to the mosque thereby promoting tolerance within the mosque. We could call the clubs “The Turban Cowboy” and “You Mecca Me So Hot”.
Next door should be a butcher shop that specializes in pork and have an open barbeque with spare ribs as its daily special. Across the street a very daring lingerie store called “Victoria Keeps Nothing Secret” with sexy
mannequins in the window modeling the goods.
Next door to the lingerie shop, there would be room for an Adult Toy Shop (Koranal Knowledge?), its name in flashing neon lights, and on the other side a liquor store, maybe call it “Morehammered”