Politician accidentally writes molotov instead of mazeltov in letter

Today in embarrassing slip-ups, Wisconsin's Republican governor Scott Walker reportedly signed off a letter about a menorah with the word "molotov" instead of "mazletov".

When questioned about the error, in a letter to a local attorney Franklyn Gimbel about displaying a menorah during the Jewish festival of Channukah, Walker told Fox News "my guess is it was a typo".

Mazeltov is a Hebrew expression meaning congratulations which literally translates as "good luck". A molotov, or molotov cocktail, is a generic name for a homemade grenade, usually a petrol bomb.

Walker is the son of a Baptist preacher and is rumoured to be considering running for president in 2016. His letter is undated but has just been unearthed by the Cap Times.

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