Teachers' Union Official 'Prays' for Death of N.J. Governor in Internal Memo
7:54 AM, Apr 12, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
New Jersey's new Republican Gov. Chris Christie is not amused by an internal memo from a Bergen County teachers' union official, which "prays" for his death.
Here is the passage in question, in a memo sent to thousands of teachers by union head Joe Coppola:
Coppola says it was a joke and wasn't intended to be public. The memo was leaked to the press.
When speaking to CNN, Coppola was more contrite, saying the incident was "inappropriate, it was in bad taste, and it was definitely in poor judgment."
Christie expressed his displeasure, but adopted a calm tone, declining to call it a "threat."
Just a data point for when our friends on the left lecture us once again about the need to raise the tone of dialogue. If Coppola doesn't pay a price for the death wish, surely he'll pay a price for the prayer, right? I mean, these are public school teachers, for goodness' sake!
New Jersey unions are going nuclear on Christie because he wants them to contribute a part of their salary to pay for their health care and accept wage freezes and cuts to help save New Jersey from its fiscal crisis.
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