A teacher union's memo hinting that New Jersey's governor should die has escalated a war of words in a state already squabbling about public schools and how much they cost.It's no secret that unions around the country have become heavily political and who supports unions more than the Left? In less than a year in office Chris Christie has already made massive strides to put the state of New Jersey on a path to economic recovery and this is the thanks he gets.
The memo from the Bergen County Education Association to its locals reads in part: "Dear Lord this year you have taken away my favorite actor, Patrick Swayze, my favorite actress, Farrah Fawcett, my favorite, Michael Jackson, and my favorite salesman, Billy Mays. I just wanted to let you know that Chris Christie is my favorite governor."
Association president Joe Coppola said the "prayer" was a joke and was never meant to be made public.
The New Jersey Education Association was more contrite. It issued an apology Friday, saying the attack wasn't funny and that it takes away from the more serious discussion the group would like to have with the governor. NJEA President Barbara Keshishian said she would try to apologize personally to Christie.
At an appearance in New Brunswick on Friday, Christie didn't see any humor in the memo -- and used it as another chance to blast the teachers unions."They said they didn't intend it to be public," said Christie, a Republican. "So, private prayer for my death would have been OK?"