Bruce Springsteen hits Chris Christie: Is The Boss doubling down? (+video)(Read article summary)
After years of trying, Chris Christie finally got Bruce Springsteen to talk to him after the superstorm Sandy mess. Now the musician has criticized the governor over the 'bridgegate' affair. The bromance is over.
Bruce Springsteen is doubling down on his criticism of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) over the “bridgegate” affair. At least, that’s what it looks like to us at the moment.
For Governor Christie, that has got to sting. He’s been a huge Springsteen fan for decades, having attended more than 130 concerts. After years of trying, he finally got Mr. Springsteen to talk to him after that whole superstorm Sandy mess. Now this. The bromance is over.
First, the backstory: This week The Boss appeared on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” in a parody song that poked fun at Christie. The segment began with Mr. Fallon, dressed Bruce-like in jeans and sleeveless shirt, playing the familiar opening notes of “Born to Run,” with new words.
“In the day we sweated out on the streets/stuck in traffic on the GWB,” Fallon sang. “They shut down the tollbooths of glory ’cuz we didn’t endorse Christie.”
Eventually, Springsteen himself strolled onstage, to Fallon’s mock surprise. They were dressed exactly alike.
Springsteen began in a conciliatory manner, singing, “C’mon and let me in/I wanna be your friend/there’ll be no partisan divisions.”
But it went downhill for Christie from there, as Springsteen sang about the highway jammed with peeved-off drivers and so forth.