Stephen Colbert lights up Scott Walker

The Wisconsin governor (in)famously confused "mazel tov" for "molotov" in a letter to Jewish leaders

Published December 12, 2014 3:40PM (EST)

  (Comedy Central)
(Comedy Central)

Last night Stephen Colbert mercilessly teased Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker over a humorous gaffe. One of the lighter political stories of this week was the resurfacing of a letter Walker wrote to a Jewish leader years ago when he was in lesser political office. In that letter he attempts use of the phrase "mazel tov," and fails miserably. Instead Scott Walker wrote "Molotov," like a "Molotov" cocktail.

To help Walker win back Jewish support (and Sheldon Adelson's funds) Colbert gives a hilarious speech. Watch below:

By Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email

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