Christie Loses Springsteen’s Vote in the Traffic Jam

The Boss and comedian Jimmy Fallon parody <em>Born to Run</em> after the governor’s scandal.

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Matt Vasilogambros
Jan. 15, 2014, 5 a.m.

Bruce Spring­steen prob­ably wasn’t think­ing of Fort Lee, N.J., when he sang, “Baby, this town rips the bones from your back” in Born to Run, but New Jer­sey Gov. Chris Christie prob­ably feels that way right now.

So who bet­ter to sing the ails of the Re­pub­lic­an gov­ernor than his hero, the Boss? That’s just what happened on Tues­day night on Late Night With Jimmy Fal­lon, where Spring­steen and Fal­lon in the rock­er’s 1975 look — cutoff jean shirts, red bandan­nas, and a big poof of hair — and sang a par­ody of Born to Run:

“Un­til then, you’re killing the work­ing man, stuck in Gov. Chris Christie’s Fort Lee, New Jer­sey, traffic jam,” the two sang for the chor­us.

Christie met his icon in 2012 after su­per­storm Sandy, and said it was a dream come true. But, for now, it doesn’t look like Christie is get­ting any love from Spring­steen.


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