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New Jersey Teachers’ Union Prays for Death of Governor Christie



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After this crap that the New Jersey Education Association — the state branch of the NEA — is pulling, I don’t want to hear any more whining about “incendiary rhetoric” at the Tea Parties:

Bergen County representatives of the state teachers union have ratcheted up the campaign against Governor Christie’s agenda in a fiery memo that encourages members to “get some dirt” and “go public,” and adds the education commissioner to the “attack list.”

But it’s the memo’s closing “prayer” that is sure to ignite controversy:

“Dear Lord . . . this year you have taken away my favorite actor, Patrick Swayze, my favorite actress, Farrah Fawcett, my favorite singer, Michael Jackson, and my favorite salesman, Billy Mays. . . . I just wanted to let you know that Chris Christie is my favorite governor.”

The memo, sent to locals in the county earlier this week and obtained by The Record on Thursday, is signed by New Jersey Education Association field representatives, including Joe Coppola, president of the Bergen County Education Association.


Tags: Barack Obama , Horserace , Joe Biden , John McCain , Mitt Romney , Something Lighter , Tommy Thompson


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