Bruce Springsteen and Jimmy Fallon mock Chris Christie's Bridgegate with 'Born to Run' parody

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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 political future.

"I'm stuck in Gov. Chris Christie's Fort Lee, New Jersey traffic jam," Springsteen and Fallon sing in the chorus.

The 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 parody line.

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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