Scott Walker Once Wished A Jewish Constituent ‘Molotov’

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December 10, 2014 11:36 a.m.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker surely meant well when well-wishing a Jewish constituent, but his Hebrew could use a little work if he’s going to make a run at the White House.

The Capital Times reported Wednesday on a undated letter, unearthed in the John Doe investigation that has dogged Walker, in which Walker mixed up his Jewish salutations and makeshift explosives while he was serving as Milwaukee County executive.

“Thank you again and Molotov,” read the note from Walker to Franklyn Gimbel, chairman of the Wisconsin Center District, a convention complex, who had asked Walker to set up a menorah at the county courthouse to celebrate Hanukkah.

The Capital Times theorized on what went wrong:

Presumably, Walker meant to write “mazel tov” and didn’t intend to wish good tidings of incendiary weapons. Perhaps it was a case of AutoCorrect or that pesky Microsoft Word paperclip causing shenanigans.

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