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Bruce Springsteen and Jimmy Fallon mock Chris Christie's Bridgegate

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Bruce Springsteen, left, and Jimmy Fallon mock New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's Bridgegate scandal during "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" on NBC. (Photo: Lloyd Bishop, NBC via AP)



(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-up 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.

SEE ALSO: Christie says 'mistakes were made' in bridge scandal

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

The duo even got in a dig about Christie's nearly two-hour news conference last week, in which the Republican 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," sings Fallon, as Springsteen jumps in: "It was longer than one of my own damn shows."

SEE ALSO: More trouble for NJ Gov. Chris Christie?

Christie's love of Springsteen is no secret. Christie has attended more than 100 Springsteen shows and got a hug from Springsteen - whose liberal politics don't match his own - at a telethon benefiting Superstorm Sandy victims.

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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