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Report: Former Walker aides sent racially insensitive emails

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R)
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R)

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Governor Scott Walker has constantly reached out to minorities -- while a few of his present and former aides have not shown the same kind of support.

The Journal Sentinel said it found at least two racially charged e-mails among the thousands released Wednesday involving Walker's former Milwaukee County aide Kelly Rindfleisch.

She agreed with a friend who e-mailed her about somebody whose dogs could qualify for welfare because they're, "mixed in color, unemployed, lazy, can't speak English, and have no frigging clue who their daddies are."

Rindfleisch also wrote that patients being harmed at the Milwaukee County Medical Complex would not resonate with voters because, "No one cares about crazy people."

The paper also said former county executive Chief of Staff Tom Nardelli forwarded a joke he received -- in which the sender claimed to have turned into a black, Jewish, disabled, unemployed gay man and the punch line was, "Please don't tell me I'm a Democrat."

During his term as governor, the Republican Walker has acted quickly to terminate current aides for racially insensitive remarks once he learned about them.

Campaign deputy finance director Taylor Palmisano and assistant deputy DOT secretary Steven Krieser were both let go last year.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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