Norwalk councilman sends racist email

Bob Carleton said it was meant as a joke.
Andy Ouriel
Jan 4, 2014

A Norwalk city councilman acknowledged Friday sending a racist and sexist email to various people.

Robert Carleton told the Register, who independently obtained a copy of the email, that the message he sent was humorous.

Below is the copy of the email he sent out.

Pick up Saturday’s Register for more on this story, including Carleton’s comments.

Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2013 5:08 PM
To: wheddles; Bill Kaminski; Larry Waaland; Cheryl/Rich; Ron Myers; Ron Howell; Zach Jamison; Mark Zeeb; mark johnson; Jimmy D;; Mark Schloemer; G. Stuart O&#39,Hara, Jr.; Brooks Hartmann; Kevin Brownell; Mason Krebs; Steve Carleton; Deb Scheiber; dustan badovick; amanda uther; Matt Dysard
Subject: Spelling Bee Champ
My name be Eboneesha Hernandez, a African-Hispanic-American Girl who jus got a award for bein the bess speler in class. I gots a 47% on the spelin text and 38 points for being black, 10 points for not bringin drugs to class, 10 points for not bringin guns to class, and 15 points for not getting pregnut during the cemester. It be hard to beat a score of 120%.
White dude sit nex to me is McGee from Jaxon Mizipy. He got a 94% on the text but no extra points on acount of he have the same skin color as the opressirs of 150 years ago. Granny ax me to thank all dimocrafts and liberuls for suportin afermative axion. You be showin da way to true eqwallity.
I be gittin in medical skool nex an mabe I be yo doctor since Barrac takn over da healfcare in dis contry.



IMO, 'if necessary,' Mr. Carleton should issue a variation of the following 'standard' wishy-washy apology so popular with liberals:

I sincerely regret if anyone was offended, as I meant no offense by it.

And if this incident is brought up again, he can state:

I apologized.

Case closed.


It's not necessary because it would be meaningless!


Re: "it would be meaningless!"

Agree. It's a non-issue.

It's nowhere near on the same scale like Pres. Obama inflaming racial tensions during the Zimmerman trial with his "if I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon," comment.


I'd like to know why some white people, who talk white around other white people start talking ghetto when around black people. If I were black I would see it offensive. You don't see black people talking white (ala Eddie Murphy skit) when they are around white people. (?)


Deertracker if you live in Norwalk I urge you to be engaged with the City Council. When our group went there years ago Ilene Galopis/councilwoman(sp?) stated that Mr. Carelton fought her on many projects regarding the general good of the populace. Our group when given the opportunity to address council garnered a "hairy eye ball " from old Bob cause we wanted council to act for the good of the community, not just the few. We get the government we deserve.

Darwin's choice

"We get the government we deserve."

Thank You. Obama/fail.


Re: "Ilene Gallegos" kurtie ol' boy.

"She was a member of the Northeast Ohio Coalition for National Health Care, the NAACP, FLOC, National Organization of Women, Firelands Progressive Coalition, and Voices for Peace and Justice."

See: "Ilene Gallegos" (Norwalk Reflector, Obits)

A progressive-socialist; not surprising that you'd like her.

The Big Dog's back

A "Progressive Socialist". Better than being a backwoods CONservative.

The Good Doctor

While the email purportedly is a joke, it is NOT funny.

Darwin's choice

Everyone seems to be in such a hurry to scream 'prejudice' these


"A customer asked, "In what aisle can I find the Polish sausage?"

The clerk asks, "Are you Polish?"

The guy, clearly offended, says, "Yes I am. But let me ask you


If I had asked for Italian sausage, would you ask me if I was Italian?

Or if I had asked for German Bratwurst, would you ask me if I was


Or if I asked for a kosher hot dog would you ask me if I was Jewish?

Or if I had asked for a Taco, would you ask if I was Mexican?

Or if I asked for some Irish whiskey, would you ask if I was Irish?"

The clerk says, "No, I probably wouldn't."

The guy says, "Well then, because I asked for Polish sausage, why did

you ask me if I'm Polish?"

The clerk replied, "Because you're in Home Depot."


Yeah you non-Christian non-veteran . Bet Bob was your friend. Your attitude & arrogance is similar to his. We did things to help our community....while you did nothing but take.


Hey dude thnks for the jk. thnk I wll copy and pste it and send to all my dudes and dudettes.

AJ Oliver

Hey Contagion - It takes a particular kind of cowardly low-life to anonymously go after people who are deceased. I'm talking to you.


Gee Thanks Sandusky Register for ensuring that this email gets spread even more.

Why would you actually print the email? Is it because you knew that it would set off the storm of comments that it did, and add to your web traffic.

Your staff is disgusting...


Oh please why not print it? The damage has already been done and I am sure the only regret is that those involved just got caught. Next time use the delete button. Dude so not cool! BTW what is the point of lashing out at the Sandusky Register and its staff? They are not responsible for the contents of the email...The real question is, who really got the last laugh!