Posted on | December 3, 2013 | 55 Comments
Taylor Palmisano is having a bad week.
First, she wrote a fundraising email that was widely mocked for being tone deaf and weird. It recommended parents skip buying presents for their kids on Black Friday and send the money to the Walker campaign instead. That was bad.
Next, according to a report from Daniel Bice of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Palmisano finds herself on the chopping block for a couple of racist tweets she sent from her personal Twitter account years ago. That’s even worse.
The first of the tweets in question, sent out in January of 2011, reads: “This bus is my worst fucking nightmare Nobody speaks English & these ppl don’t know how 2 control their kids #only3morehours #illegalaliens.” The second tweet, sent in March of 2011, reads: “I will choke that illegal mex cleaning in the library. Stop banging fucking chairs around and turn off your Walkman.”
And now the worst part:
“Taylor Palmisano has been immediately removed from her position with the Friends of Scott Walker campaign,” said spokesman Jonathan Wetzel. . . .
Palmisano shut down her Facebook account and Twitter account on Tuesday.
She shut down her Twitter account? No!
She could have been a folk hero — a social media legend!
Also, Scott Walker could have used her for his widely anticipated 2016 presidential campaign staff. Trust me, there are plenty of GOP caucus voters in western Iowa who, while perhaps not sharing her enthusiasm for f-bombs, certainly share Taylor Palmisano’s sentiments about busloads of illegal aliens who don’t speak English.