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Chris Christie Wept over Springsteen Hug
Time ^ | Nov. 07, 2012 | By Emma O'Connor

Posted on 11/10/2012 3:26:36 PM PST by Arthurio

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie may have worked closely with President Obama in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, but it appears he’s more emotionally invested in a different budding bromance. Christie admitted at a Monday briefing that he started “weeping” after he hugged Bruce Springsteen at NBC’s telethon for Hurricane Sandy victims on Nov. 2, the Record reported.

Christie is a longtime fan of his fellow New Jerseyan and has attended more than 130 Springsteen concerts over the past 37 years. The governor even sang a version of “Thunder Road” when he made an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in September. Although Springsteen has never hid his liberal leanings, the E Street Band front man set aside his ideological differences with Christie to chat with the Republican governor and his family at the Radio City event to benefit Sandy victims.

(MORE: Poll: Bruce Springsteen Could Be the Boss of New Jersey)

“We hugged,” Christie said to a crowd of relief volunteers in Monmouth County on Monday, according to the Record. “Yeah, we hugged, and he told me it’s official: we’re friends.”

Christie and Springsteen had met twice before, but their interactions were limited to “formal pleasantries,” the Record noted. Their previously tense relationship may have stemmed from their opposing presidential preferences — Christie campaigned for GOP candidate Mitt Romney, while Springsteen was active in fundraisers for Obama. Hurricane Sandy’s devastation, however, managed to bring the two Jersey boys together.

“I told the President today actually that the hug was great and that when we got home there was a lot of weeping because of the hug,” Christie said. “And the President said, ‘Why?’ I said, ‘Well, to be honest, I was the one weeping. Everyone else was fine.’ ”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: christie; nj2012; sandy; springsteen
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1 posted on 11/10/2012 3:26:41 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

I still don’t get the adulation for someone ho is famous for an anti-US song


2 posted on 11/10/2012 3:28:21 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL
Springsteen's first four records were classics of American rock ... and icons of New Jersey history. I don't remember any anti-USA songs among them.

After that he became overly commercialized and really hit the "big time." I haven't been much of a fan since then, and I can't imagine anyone other than my female high school classmates in the 1980s weeping over a hug from him.

3 posted on 11/10/2012 3:31:29 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: Alberta's Child

“Born in the USA” is an anti-American, anti-War song


4 posted on 11/10/2012 3:32:13 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Arthurio

I wouldn’t walk next door to meet Springsteen.


5 posted on 11/10/2012 3:32:54 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: GeronL

Nothing’s quite as unattractive as a fat guy with a man-crush.


6 posted on 11/10/2012 3:33:37 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Arthurio

It’s all so beautiful it could almost be made into a chick flick.


7 posted on 11/10/2012 3:34:20 PM PST by Tau Food (Praise God. Trust God.)
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To: Proud2BeRight

Christie is politically DEAD to me and I hope to the rest of the Republican Party....


8 posted on 11/10/2012 3:34:35 PM PST by Froggie
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To: Arthurio

I met Michael Brecker, I didn’t weep.


9 posted on 11/10/2012 3:34:35 PM PST by real saxophonist
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To: Arthurio

Again?


10 posted on 11/10/2012 3:34:35 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Proud2BeRight

Christie is politically DEAD to me and I hope to the rest of the Republican Party....


11 posted on 11/10/2012 3:34:44 PM PST by Froggie
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To: Arthurio

Tsch. Fag.


12 posted on 11/10/2012 3:35:28 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: Alberta's Child

Got in a little hometown jam
So they put a rifle in my hand
Sent me off to a foreign land
To go and kill the yellow man

Born in the U.S.A...


13 posted on 11/10/2012 3:35:46 PM PST by ari-freedom (Election Day should be after Thanksgiving, not right after Halloween)
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To: Arthurio
Someone tell this idiot thirteen year old girl that he should STFU and get back to working on power for his constituents. They are freezing while he is emoting.
14 posted on 11/10/2012 3:36:52 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Froggie
Same here. I advocated voting for Romney after he was nominated.

So help me, I would sit out rather than vote for Christie Creme.

15 posted on 11/10/2012 3:37:05 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: Alberta's Child

Springsteen the phony farmer turned left in 1976. Before his stuff was original, nonpolitical, tolerable.


16 posted on 11/10/2012 3:37:10 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Arthurio
Chris Christie Wept over Springsteen Hug

Wonder what happened whed he hugged obomao....never mind.

17 posted on 11/10/2012 3:37:29 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Arthurio

Low T? What is it with all these weepy “leaders?”


18 posted on 11/10/2012 3:38:16 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("Our president ... makes big speeches packed full of little ideas" Charles C. W. Cooke)
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To: Arthurio

"shout a little louder if you want the president [Bush] impeached."

Bruce Springsteen

19 posted on 11/10/2012 3:39:05 PM PST by garjog (Heroes Died. Obama Lied.)
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To: Arthurio
How special. And we should care because?

Christie should just change parties.
20 posted on 11/10/2012 3:40:26 PM PST by Nepeta
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