You probably can’t find a more goyisher governor in America than Scott Walker of Wisconsin, so you have to give him props for at least trying to reach out to the Jewish community. But he needs to update his spell-check.
In an undated letter unearthed by the liberal group One Wisconsin Now during the August release of documents from the first of two John Doe investigations related to the governor, Walker responded to a letter from Milwaukee attorney and chairman of the Wisconsin Center District Franklyn Gimbel.
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.
The letter is signed, “Thank you again and Molotov.” [Emphasis added.]
I’m pretty sure he meant “mazel tov,” which is Hebrew for “good luck!” as in “congratulations.” He just thought he’d toss that in to sound ethnically correct, but it blew up on him.