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Boss parodies Christie in song

New York, Jan. 15 (Agencies): New Jersey governor Chris Christie’s favourite rock star has something to say about the scandal that has threatened the Republican’s chances at running for President in 2016.

Appearing on NBC’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Bruce Springsteen, who is known affectionately as The Boss by his fans, joined the comedian in a parody song called Gov. Chris Christie’s Fort Lee, New Jersey, Traffic Jam. Christie considers himself among Springsteen’s biggest fans and said he wept after he got a hug from Springsteen at a concert in 2012.

But the governor has been on the defensive after documents released last week showed a top aide orchestrated a massive traffic jam in an apparent act of political revenge. The jam at the foot of one of the world’s busiest bridges came after the Democratic mayor of the town there refused to endorse Christie.

Springsteen and Fallon sang a parody duet to the tune of Born to Run.

“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 sang on the NBC programme.

“Some day governor, I don’t know when, this will all end. But ‘til then you’re killing the working man who’s stuck in the Governor Chris Christie Fort Lee, New Jersey, traffic jam,” the two sang in duet.

The parody came just hours after Christie pledged to co-operate with inquiries into the scandal, which has threatened his political future. “We let down the people we are entrusted to serve,” he said in a major speech yesterday, referring obliquely to the row known as “Bridgegate”.

He had previously been seen as a top early contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. “I am the governor and I am ultimately responsible for all that happens on my watch — both good and bad,” he said.

Christie has fired a top aide after emails released by the state legislature apparently showed her engineering the lane closures. Christie, was handily re-elected in November.

 
 
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