Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is definitely giving some serious thought to running for president -- like, more serious thought than Donald Trump, even -- and to do that, he's going to have to prove that he is a friend of Israel and of The Jews. Not necessarily a friend to the majority of American Jews, who foolishly keep supporting Democrats, despite Ben Shapiro yelling at them, but he needs to at least prove that he's worthy of some Sheldon Adelson money.

And so Walker makes the appropriate gestures of love for Israel, which is both a great beacon of democracy and a necessary prop that will be needed to bring about the End Times. He even made a point of goysplaining, at a Las Vegas Adelsonfest, that he named his son Matthew, which is Hebrew for "gift from God," and that he celebrates the Birth of Our Saviour Jesus Christ with both Christmas lights and "a menorah candle." See, he's trying real hard!

Unfortunately, not every attempt to be hip and fit in works so well, as we are reminded by Madison's Capital Times. As part of a document dump from last year's "John Doe" investigations of Walker's administration, the group One Wisconsin found an amusing artifact from Walker's pre-governor days, when he was Milwaukee County executive. Franklyn Gimbel, an attorney from Milwaukee, had written about setting up a Chanukah display at the Milwaukee County Courthouse, and Walker enthusiastically replied!

Walker told Gimbel his office would be happy to display a menorah celebrating "The Eight Days of Chanukah" at the Milwaukee County Courthouse, and asked Gimbel to have a representative from Lubavitch of Wisconsin contact Walker's secretary, Dorothy Moore, to set it up.

Nice! Servicey! We also like the Exotic Culture Quotation marks around "The Eight Days Of Chanukah," as if he were dealing with something really obscure. You know it as corn, but we call it "maize." And then the closing of the undated letter:

"Thank you again and Molotov."

They have a PDF of the letter too!

The newspaper even very generously offers some speculation as to how this little oopsie may have happened:

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.

Plausible, maybe, but we're going to say that it's probably just another example of Chootspah gone wrong.

[Capital Times]

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