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Gov. Walker campaign aide fired over derogatory tweets from 2011

MADISON, WI (WTAQ0 - A Scott Walker campaign aide is the latest to learn that what you say on social media can haunt you -- even years after the fact.  

The Republican governor fired Taylor Palmisano Tuesday as his deputy campaign finance director, after she was caught making derogatory comments about Hispanics on Twitter.  

She was working in a library in March of 2011 when she referred to a library custodian on Twitter as being "illegal," and she wrote, "Turn off your Walkman."  

In January of '11, Palmisano tweeted that "Nobody speaks English" on a bus she was riding after she watched the Wisconsin Badgers play in the Rose Bowl.  

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel caught wind of the tweets, and asked the governor's campaign about them. A Walker campaign spokesman later said that both the governor and his camp "condemn these insulting remarks."  

Palmisano released a statement in which she apologized, and regretted what she called "offensive and irresponsible remarks."

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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