Bruce Springsteen performs at Fenway Park in Boston on Aug. 14, 2012.
(USA TODAY) -- This one has to hurt Chris Christie: His idol, Bruce
Springsteen, mocked the embattled New Jersey governor and his bridge
scandal in a parody song on Jimmy Fallon's show.
Springsteen and Fallon -- outfitted in jeans, cut-off shirts and red bandanas -- paired up on a hilarious send-off of Born to Run
to poke fun at the revenge-motivated lane closures on the George
Washington Bridge and the scandal that threatens the governor's
"I'm stuck in Gov. Chris Christie's Fort Lee, New Jersey traffic jam," Springsteen and Fallon sing in the chorus.
duo even got in a dig about Christie's nearly two hour news conference
last week, in which the governor repeatedly apologized for his
administration's role in the traffic jams.
"The highways jammed
with (ticked) off drivers with no place left to go, and the press
conference, it was longer than one of my own damn shows," goes the
Christie's love of Springsteen is part of his lore. He
has attended more than 100 Springsteen shows and got an attaboy from
Springsteen -- whose liberal politics don't match his own -- for his
hard work after Superstorm Sandy.
Christie so loves Springsteen that he showed off his own singing skills (not bad, really) when he sang Born to Run at his 2010 inauguration party with a Springsteen cover band.
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