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Bruce Springsteen Mocks Sarah Palin
Star Pulse Entertainment News ^ | October 17, 2008

Posted on 10/17/2008 1:21:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Bruce Springsteen used his latest fundraising bash for Democrat Barack Obama to poke fun at one of the presidential candidate's Republican rivals, Sarah Palin.

Springsteen dueted with fellow rocker Billy Joel for the first time ever at the bash, at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom on Thursday. And the Born to Run hit-maker jokingly compared the pair's inexperience to criticism of Alaska Governor and vice presidential candidate Palin.

He told the crowd, "Billy and I have rehearsed a little, but you have to consider this more like the vice presidential debate: you have to Palin-ise your expectations. We seem like we know a lot, but we don't really."

Springsteen and Joel were joined at the fundraiser by india.arie and John Legend.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2008; election; elections; hollywood; palin; shutupandsing; springsteen; usefulidiots
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Why do these fools think their opinion matters any more than Jill the Secretary, Joe the Plumber or Jane the Nurse's do?
1 posted on 10/17/2008 1:21:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I DO care about the Jills, Joes and Janes out there! But to heck with Bruce Springsteen and other commie cranks.


2 posted on 10/17/2008 1:22:53 PM PDT by SolidWood
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
That doesn't even make sense.

Can I get a translator please?

Broooose. You aren't the Boss of me. And your “everyman” shtick is bogus.

3 posted on 10/17/2008 1:23:04 PM PDT by weegee (In honor of Joe the Plumber, at noon, we should all lower our trousers to half mast.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bruce is just another elitist thug. I bet he hates himself for that.


4 posted on 10/17/2008 1:24:10 PM PDT by gore_sux
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To: weegee

“Billy and I have rehearsed a little, but you have to consider this more like the vice presidential debate: you have to Palin-ise your expectations. We seem like we know a lot, but we don’t really.”

They dated and fought over who would get to be Sarah.


5 posted on 10/17/2008 1:24:41 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Liberal anti-US Obama win would be the first time I am ashamed of my country.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“57 channels and there’s nothing on”—Bruce Springsteen

Hey, maybe that’s why Obamie thought there were 57 states?


6 posted on 10/17/2008 1:24:44 PM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
We seem like we know a lot, but we don't really."

It shows in his comments.

7 posted on 10/17/2008 1:24:46 PM PDT by SouthTexas (Invert the 5-4 and you have no rights.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“the boss” is one of those guys i would have no problem in landing a strong left hook to the right ear area...just like my daddy taught me.
i know i would do a bit of time for it..but i sure would feel a sense of pride.


8 posted on 10/17/2008 1:24:50 PM PDT by housedeep
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The “ BOSS “ has been trading on this working class hero act for years . No one cares what he thinks , says or does.


9 posted on 10/17/2008 1:24:58 PM PDT by fantom
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To: Saoirise

Stick to music Bruce, your leftist friends have politics covered.


10 posted on 10/17/2008 1:25:01 PM PDT by 444Flyer (Marriage=1 man+1 woman! Vote "YES" on Prop 8, amend the Calif. State Constitution this November.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Don’t these celebrities ever feel weird for being so 100% predictable and conformist?


11 posted on 10/17/2008 1:26:10 PM PDT by Sloth (Pontius Pilate voted 'present'; Barrabas was community organizer.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bruce Springsteen? That name sounds vaguely familiar.


12 posted on 10/17/2008 1:26:17 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (It's Joe the Plumber vs Barack the Socialist.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He is so 80s.


13 posted on 10/17/2008 1:26:31 PM PDT by NoLibZone (As insane as McCain is , my principles can't allow someone like Huessein to be president.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah came out under a lot of pressure and had a great debate. She seemed to have a good grasp on the issues.

Why do they still insist on calling her stupid ?


14 posted on 10/17/2008 1:26:54 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (A true patriot must always be willing to defend his country...against its government...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ahhhhh Jeeees not this sh#t again.


15 posted on 10/17/2008 1:26:54 PM PDT by VaRepublican (I would propogate taglines but I don't know how.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yet another lefty has-been.


16 posted on 10/17/2008 1:26:59 PM PDT by Harry Wurzbach (Joe The Plumber & Rep. Thaddeus McCotter are my heroes.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Obamama wins this thing and has a democrat Congress then I hope that immediately that conservatives can start with the HATE and pour it on both Obama and the Congress
and not let up for 4 years. Because really this is all that has been done by the left for the past 8 years.
We are going to have socialism because Mr. Undecided is so gullible that he has bought into the hate from the left.
Well, we’ll see how that works out for Mr. Undecided when Social Security and Medicaide are broke, there are no places to invest money, there are no jobs excapt for service jobs or public works jobs.


17 posted on 10/17/2008 1:27:31 PM PDT by DOGHEAD
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s not funny, but just dumb. The premise, that he and Joel are inexperienced, is not even true, if the field is musicmaking.


18 posted on 10/17/2008 1:28:32 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

WORST concert I ever went to was Springsteen in St. Louis a few years ago...he sounded like sh**


19 posted on 10/17/2008 1:28:51 PM PDT by demsux
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ok, we have here two has- been rocksters whose combined IQ is less than that of a turnip (and one of them could not even stay married to Christie Brinkley, ROTFLMAO!) Hey, both of ya, STFU!


20 posted on 10/17/2008 1:29:13 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Larry Lucido; ...
I bet President Ford... would kick Bruce Springsteen and them other terrorists nObama hangs with off Air Force One!

Yeah... right

21 posted on 10/17/2008 1:29:31 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These has-beens are still craving the spotlight.


22 posted on 10/17/2008 1:30:03 PM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I know a Joe the Plumber kind of guy who did work on Bruce’s mansion in NJ. It took over a year for him to get paid. Many times they said to him that he should not charge for his work because just being able to tell people he did work at BS’s house should be good enough.


23 posted on 10/17/2008 1:30:10 PM PDT by DogBarkTree (That sharp pain to the LibRat's groin is called the Palin Effect.)
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To: SolidWood

What can Sarah humanly do to overcome the unfair “stupid” label ?


24 posted on 10/17/2008 1:31:35 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (A true patriot must always be willing to defend his country...against its government...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Glory Days & Allentown just pretend to carry about common folk. They are just a means to lyrical ends.


25 posted on 10/17/2008 1:31:49 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (u)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

SPRINGSTEIN IS A NO CLASS POS.


26 posted on 10/17/2008 1:32:36 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Glory Days & Allentown just pretend to carry about common folk. They are just a means to lyrical ends.


27 posted on 10/17/2008 1:33:37 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (u)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Interesting how these entertainment folks don’t realize that people don’t really care about their political opinions, except when it comes to expressing it in such an offensive manner. When people make a purchase choice, that’s when they’ll remember being insulted.

Springsteen and Joel must not realize that those who could still be their fan base have outgrown their liberalism, for the most part.


28 posted on 10/17/2008 1:33:40 PM PDT by Jackson57
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To: gore_sux

Didn’t he have a song called Bored in the USA?


29 posted on 10/17/2008 1:33:43 PM PDT by odin2008 (EVIL TRUMPHS WHEN GOOD MEN DO NOTHING)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bruce Springsteen... hmmmm...

Isn’t he the BIG CELEBRITY who was giving a pre-event concert for Obama and had an audience of about 12? He’s just jealous that Palin can pack ‘em in by the ten-thousands and he can’t.


30 posted on 10/17/2008 1:33:53 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam (II Cor. 4:8-9)
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Its really sad to watch a talented guy, who's early stuff I used to love, turn into an irrelevent old fool.

Sit down, Bruce.

31 posted on 10/17/2008 1:34:29 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Guys like Springsteen must forget that folks from Red states have put a lot of money in their pockets over the years too.

Well, they need not worry about that any more. I wouldn’t piss on “the boss” if he was on fire, much less buy any of his crap.


32 posted on 10/17/2008 1:39:02 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob

Bruce never received a stinking dime from me. Bruce?...whatever.


33 posted on 10/17/2008 1:40:31 PM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: 444Flyer

“Freeper elk” mocks Bruce Commie-has-been Springsteen.


34 posted on 10/17/2008 1:44:04 PM PDT by elk
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To: skeeter

“Its really sad to watch a talented guy, who’s early stuff I used to love, turn into an irrelevent old fool.”
Like John McCain?


35 posted on 10/17/2008 1:47:44 PM PDT by MoreGovLess (The USA has one main political party: the Kleptocrats)
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To: elk

“Born in the U.S.A.” is one of the most anti-American songs ever written.


36 posted on 10/17/2008 1:48:27 PM PDT by 444Flyer (Marriage=1 man+1 woman! Vote "YES" on Prop 8, amend the Calif. State Constitution this November.)
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To: housedeep
They talk bad about the experience of Sarah Palin but have no problem supporting an Obama who never held a real job in his entire life. Only in the land of liberal idiots does this make sense.
37 posted on 10/17/2008 1:50:32 PM PDT by peeps36 ( Al Gore. Is A Big Fat Lying Hypocrite. He Pollutes The Air By Opening His Big Mouth)
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To: DOGHEAD

Expect to have the full power of the State come down on you just as it is coming down on Joe.


38 posted on 10/17/2008 1:50:35 PM PDT by weegee (In honor of Joe the Plumber, at noon, we should all lower our trousers to half mast.)
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To: SolidWood

Thanks for the music, Bruce.

I will be sure to give your political opinion the weight it deserves - exactly zero. That goes for you too, Billy Joel.

No offense, but shut up and sing.


39 posted on 10/17/2008 1:53:54 PM PDT by Loyolas Mattman ("Oh, God Love Ya'...Stand Up for Chuck!!!" - Joe Biden)
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To: Unam Sanctam
Among the STRANGEST bit of television I ever saw was a one hour discussion on music with some young teens on Nickelodeon in the 1980s (1984?). I have the audio on cassette somewhere.

Billy Joel was discussing songwriting and whether he came up with the words or music first. He said that he tried coming up with real poetic phrasing once and wound up with some kind of “the wind blows over the waves and then...” kind of rambling thing that he could compose to.

He then proceeded to play the music to “Honesty” and showed how he could “improvise” the words to a melody singing “SODOMY is such a lonely word” to an audience of teens on a childrens’ tv channel.

40 posted on 10/17/2008 1:54:28 PM PDT by weegee (In honor of Joe the Plumber, at noon, we should all lower our trousers to half mast.)
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To: 444Flyer
Some have said that the cover photo is of Bruce taking a leak on the flag (look at the position of his right hand):


41 posted on 10/17/2008 1:56:02 PM PDT by weegee (In honor of Joe the Plumber, at noon, we should all lower our trousers to half mast.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey Bruce, let’s see your SAT score. Palin’s (1340) put her in the top ten to fifteen percent of kids who took the test. I’d guess you must have fallen into the bottom ten to fifteen percent.


42 posted on 10/17/2008 1:57:12 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: DogBarkTree

Picasso had a different scam to get things free. He’d write a lot of small checks that people would keep for the Picasso autographs rather than cashing them.


43 posted on 10/17/2008 1:57:50 PM PDT by weegee (In honor of Joe the Plumber, at noon, we should all lower our trousers to half mast.)
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To: NoLibZone
"he is so 80s"

His I.Q. I believe.

44 posted on 10/17/2008 1:58:15 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hey Bruce.. I hope you do for Obama what you did for Kerry!
45 posted on 10/17/2008 1:58:18 PM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts ( "The carnage of the free love generation has come home to roost.")
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To: Jackson57

“Springsteen and Joel must not realize that those who could still be their fan base have outgrown their liberalism, for the most part.”

Yeah, we all grew up, unlike these two assholes and got real jobs and learned to deal with everyday life.

I haven’t even heard a new song by either of these loads in years and don’t want to.


46 posted on 10/17/2008 1:58:28 PM PDT by curth (Sarah Palin IS America - McCain-Palin '08)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Perhaps they should have Biden-ized their routine and just used someone else’s material and taken credit for it.


47 posted on 10/17/2008 1:59:06 PM PDT by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: curth

I personally know I outgrew it many many years ago. Actually, about the time I got my hair cut short ... (in the 70’s).


48 posted on 10/17/2008 2:03:20 PM PDT by Jackson57
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ll be impressed when they can pull off this skit in the same room with Ted Nugent and Alice Cooper.


49 posted on 10/17/2008 2:06:38 PM PDT by Niteranger68 (Conservatives..Â…please stop funding liberalism! Scrutinize every dollar you spend!)
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To: Jackson57

I just literally dug out that Born In The USA piece of shit cd that I played once and threw in a box that has been in my garage for years. I noticed I got it from the Columbia House CD club, so I feel good that I didn’t spend any money on it. I just snapped it in half, cut up the booklet and trashed it, where it should have been thrown years ago.


50 posted on 10/17/2008 2:08:40 PM PDT by curth (Sarah Palin IS America - McCain-Palin '08)
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