Phil Murphy gets political with his “thoughts and prayers”

By Matt Rooney

We live in a country of 325+ million souls.

40,100 Americans were killed in motor vehicle accidents in 2017.

15 were killed in “school shootings.”

You get the point, Save Jerseyans. It’s a point I’m getting tired of making.

But while I share a general aversion to trite offerings of “thoughts and prayers” in the wake of each and every highly-televised tragedy, Governor Phil Murphy (D-N.J.) seems to be getting more than a little political with which prayers and thoughts he likes and which he does not.

Here’s a screen shot of back-to-back tweets from the Governor’s official Twitter account; the first concerns yesterday’s school bus accident in Paramus, while the second is a reaction to today’s deadly school shooting in Texas:



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