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Springsteen, Fallon Tweak Christie on Bridge Scandal

Perform 'Governor Chris Christie's Fort Lee, NJ, Traffic Jam' on 'Late Night'

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 15, 2014 8:20 AM CST
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(Newser) – Chris Christie may have just hit bottom: The New Jersey governor is such a huge fan of Bruce Springsteen that he actually wept when the Boss hugged him. But last night, hours after Christie's State of the State speech, Springsteen joined Jimmy Fallon on Late Night to bash the guv, in song, over his George Washington Bridge traffic scandal. "Governor Chris Christie's Fort Lee, New Jersey, Traffic Jam," set to the tune of "Born to Run," included lyrics like: "They shut down the tollbooths of glory 'cause we didn't endorse Chris Christie" and "You're killing the working man/who's stuck in Governor Christie's Fort Lee, New Jersey, traffic jam." As of 2012, Christie had been to 129 Bruce Springsteen concerts, the New Jersey Star-Ledger notes.

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