The head of the Bergen County Education Association issued a call to pray for the death of Gov. Christie, which was a bit much even by the NJEA’s standards. The NJEA president, Barbara Keshishian , called to apologize and the governor invited her in to his office to do it face to face. Christie, giving a speech in Arizona, tells the story as only he can. [emphasis mine]Bob "Hoover" Ingle, 4/16/11:
Again, the "prayer" was this:
"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."So, according to "Hoover," this is "issuing a call to pray for the death of Gov. Christie," but "taking a bat" to Loretta Weinberg really meant "asking when reporters are going to hold Weinberg up to scrutiny."
I mean, it's so obvious...
You take a bat to whomever you want, Mr. Governor, sir, and I'll keep sucking up!