New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may love the Boss, but he might not be too happy with the lyrics to Bruce Springsteen’s parody song, Gov. Chris Christie's Fort Lee, New Jersey Traffic Jam.
During an appearance on NBC's Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, the Jersey-born rocker joined the late-night host for a reworked version of Born to Run that poked fun at Bridgegate. The new lyrics take a subtle dig at accusations that Christie's aides orchestrated a bridge blocking to punish a political opponent.
"Man, I’ve really gotta take a leak," Springsteen sang. “But I can’t, I’m stuck in Gov. Chris Christie’s Fort Lee, New Jersey Traffic Jam.”
Two sets of emails last week appeared to show that aides planned lane closures for several days last September on a stretch of highway leading to the George Washington Bridge, which spans the Hudson River between New Jersey and Manhattan, and then lied about it.
Christie has denied any knowledge of the plan to snarl traffic at the bridge as political payback against the Democratic mayor of nearby Fort Lee, New Jersey, for his refusal to endorse Christie’s gubernatorial bid.
Christie said he wept after he got a hug from Springsteen at a concert in 2012. Now, he may not be running out to get a copy of the Springsteen’s latest disc, High Hopes.
With files from Reuters