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Chris Christie, Loretta Weinberg Revisit “Bat” Comment

The liberal Jewish grandmother who Gov. Chris Christie once infamously asked the press to “take the bat out” for says she now keeps two bats in her Trenton legislative office — one with Christie’s name and a larger one with her own name.

State Senator Loretta Weinberg (Flickr User Paul Lowry)

State Sen. Loretta Weinberg says both bats were gag gifts from friends following Christie’s 2011 comment.

Weinberg says she’s recovered from Christie’s jab and thinks she and the governor “respect each other’s toughness.” But she says he’s never apologized.

The incident resurfaced Tuesday during a solar farm dedication attended by Christie and Weinberg.

When Christie suggested a bipartisan brainstorming session to solve Newark’s fiscal problems, and Weinberg said she would bring a ruler, Christie warned: “Don’t talk about striking people, Loretta. It can get you into trouble.”

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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