#Protip: If you work in a city office, for someone who is running an election campaign, do not set up a Twitter account under a mock-ethnic name and use it to send racist and sexist tweets. Today’s object lesson comes courtesy of Anthony Baker, a young volunteer-turned-staffer in the office of New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio who resigned after being outed for tweeting as “Hyman Doodlesack.” The account has been deleted, but the New York Post reports that Baker tweeted things like “AIPAC makes me want to be a Nazi” and “I need the best goddamn-Jew-lawyer money can buy.”
De Blasio is currently running second in polls for the city’s mayoral primaries behind City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, about whom Baker wrote “No one wants to touché your vagina, Speaker” last year after Quinn gave a press conference in favor of a bill expanding abortion rights in New York. “Nothing can excuse anti-Semitic remarks and vulgar insults about women,” de Blasio told the Post.
Allison Hoffman is a senior editor at Tablet Magazine. Her Twitter feed is @allisont_dc.