NJ Governor Chris Christie didn't want to hear he wasn't cool with Bruce Springsteen, especially from a woman who was just "expressing [her] politics." The Boss-loving boss of New Jersey (Christie has seem more than a hundred Springsteen concerts) objected to the woman on a video clip shown on MSNBC's Morning Joe show. The woman tried to rattle the governor by saying Springsteen has asked him not to use Springsteen's music at town hall events and elsewhere. Christie said the request has never come, adding that Springsteen has "every opportunity to tell me not to. He didn't and he never has."
Springsteen has, however, failed to buddy up with the governor. (It took Hurricane Sandy and Barack Obama for them to first talk on the phone.) Earlier this year, the Jersey rocker sang a parody of his famous song Born to Run with Jimmy Fallon, mocking the Christie's George Washington Bridge scandal. Fallon and Springsteen called the parody, unsubtly: "Governor Chris Christie's Fort Lee, New Jersey Traffic Jam." Even so, in February Christie continued to express his desire for detente with Bruce--even friendship, telling an Asbury Park, NJ crowd that, "I still live in hope that someday... We can be friends."
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