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At the December 2012 Hurricane Sandy benefit, Bruce gave a warm, sincere welcome to one of his "biggest" fans, New Jersey governor Chris "Governor Soprano" Christie:



More recently, Bruce mocked Christie's "Bridge(t)-Gate" scandal with an assist from talk show host Jimmy Fallon:
http://youtu.be/VKHV0LLvhXM

while Jersey boy Jon Stewart of The Daily Show finds that not even he could explain it all without help from "The Boss":
http://www.rocktivity.com/video/tds_christie.webm
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I loved this - Bruce and Rachel Maddow are my heroes LOL
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I loved this - Bruce and Rachel Maddow are my heroes LOL
Since not everyone here is an English-speaking American, I added the Daily Show video for the benefit of the non - New Jerseyites, LOL
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Found the lyrics:

Jimmy Fallon (walks out on stage strumming guitar): All Right.
In the day we sweat it out on the streets,
stuck in traffic on the GWB.
They shut down the tollbooths of glory
'cause we didn't endorse Christie.

Sprung from cages on Highway 9,
we got three lanes closed, so Jersey get your ass in line.
Whoa, maybe this Bridge-Gate was just payback.
It's a bitch slap to the state Democrats.

We got to get out but we can’t.
We’re stuck in Governor Chris Christie’s
Fort Lee New Jersey Traffic Jam.
Yeah! Hey, Yeah! Yeah!

The real Bruce Springsteen joins Fallon on stage.

Jimmy Fallon: I can’t hear you. Hey.

Fallon sees Springsteen; gives him a nod.


Bruce Springsteen:
Governor, let me in. I want to be your friend;
there’ll be no partisan divisions.
Let me wrap may legs ‘round your mighty rims
and relieve your stressful condition.

You got Wall Street masters stuck cheek-to-cheek with blue collar truckers,
and man, I really got to take a leak. But I can't.
I'm stuck in Governor Chris Christie's Fort Lee New Jersey Traffic Jam.

Springsteen & Fallon: One, two, three, four …

Jimmy Fallon:
Highway’s jammed with pissed off drivers with no place left to go.
And the press conference went on and on.

Bruce Springsteen: It was longer than one of my own damn shows.

Jimmy Fallon:
Someday, Governor, I don't know when,
this will all end, but till then

Springsteen & Fallon:
You're killing the working man
who's stuck in the Governor Chris Christie
Fort Lee New Jersey Traffic Jam.
Whoa, Whoa, Whoa.

Bruce Springsteen: I gotta take a leak.

Jimmy Fallon: Whoa, oh oh oh

Bruce Springsteen: I really gotta take a leak.

Jimmy Fallon: Whoa, oh oh oh

Springsteen & Fallon: Down in Jerseyland.
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Since not everyone here is an English-speaking American, I added the Daily Show video for the benefit of the non - New Jerseyites, LOL
Cheers for that, it was a far more entertaining explanation than all the googling I had to do earlier in the week.
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My husband works at Port Authority/PATH and he says that the rumors are flying. Gossip hasn't been so good there for years LOL
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My husband works at Port Authority/PATH and he says that the rumors are flying. Gossip hasn't been so good there for years LOL
Well, it all comes down to one simple question: If the Ft. Lee lane closure was conducted without Christie's knowledge or approval, why didn't he question his staff about it the minute it started? Who else could have obtained and set out the extra traffic cones -- the local college fraternity pledges?
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Well, it all comes down to one simple question: If the Ft. Lee lane closure was conducted without Christie's knowledge or approval, why didn't he question his staff about it the minute it started? Who else could have obtained and set out the extra traffic cones -- the local juvenile delinquents?
Well the people in charge of the Bridge were told not to question the closed lanes. The people responsible for that request are now gone ie. Bill Baroni. Still, the Bridge manager is the person ultimately responsible - and he is still there and on the job.
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The governor could not bring himself to watch the traffic jam-themed parody of Born to Run sung by his idol, Bruce Springsteen, on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, though he was told by his college-age son, Andrew, that it was funny...

A 50-person dinner...for the governor's closest supporters was called off "because of a lack of response..." On a conference call with Gov. Chris Christie’s most loyal donors a few nights ago, his brother, Todd, pressed for last-minute cash to pay for the governor’s inauguration...Then the governor himself came on the line, trying to convince his listeners that he was moving beyond the George Washington Bridge scandal and getting back to work...
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Scandal-plagued New Jersey governor Chris Christie will be sworn in for his second term in Trenton on Tuesday, but the $500-a-head party at Ellis Island's Great Hall that was supposed to follow the ceremony has been canceled. The reason given for the cancellation is today's snowstorm, which...might be for the best...
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Cheers for that, it was a far more entertaining explanation than all the googling I had to do earlier in the week.
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A Guide To The Four NJ Mayors Who Say Chris Christie Was One Big Bully
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