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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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To: billorites

And now there’s no boardwalk under which they could consecrate their love.


21 posted on 11/10/2012 3:40:28 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: GeronL

And “Born To Run” refers to NJ as a death trap, and talks about your girlfriend dropping off her “brats” with her mother so you can go out on a suicide run.


22 posted on 11/10/2012 3:41:28 PM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: Arthurio

Does Bruce have his shirt sleeves rolled up and out in the trenches in NJ helping? I think the concert and helping Barry campaign was his contribution.


23 posted on 11/10/2012 3:42:01 PM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline, it's back. 2008, the Decline of America)
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To: GeronL
I know. It also wasn't one of his first four records, which was the subject of my post.

Greetings from Asbury Park, New Jersey (1973)
The Wild, The Innocent & the E Street Shuffle (1973)
Born to Run (1975)
Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)

"Born In The U.S.A." was released in 1984.

24 posted on 11/10/2012 3:42:01 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: billorites

Well a Japanese homo smoking a cigarette looks pretty unatractive


25 posted on 11/10/2012 3:42:58 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Alberta's Child

Uh who gaf. Christie should have been weeping for the people in his state dealing with the Sandy disaster and not weeping over some old rock star. Self centered pig.


26 posted on 11/10/2012 3:44:15 PM PST by snarkytart
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To: Las Vegas Ron

I think its crushed down by all the fat. It couldn’t.


27 posted on 11/10/2012 3:44:21 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: Andrei Bulba
I think you have some of his songs mixed up there, dude. LOL.

The line about dropping off the brats is from "Jersey Girl," not "Born To Run." I don't think "Jersey Girl" was released on a studio album, but there's a live version on Springsteen 1975-85 box set.

28 posted on 11/10/2012 3:46:07 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: real saxophonist

“I met Michael Brecker, I didn’t weep.”

I drove Frank Zappa around Milwaukee for a weekend. We had a blast! At the time, he was my musical hero. We laughed a lot! And I never paid for another concert. There were always stage passes at the ticket booth for me. I was very happy to meet him. I didn’t cry. Then I met my abdo-lute steel guitar hero, John Hughey. Spent an hour with him, and he ended up buying the brand of steel that I played. I was very excited, and happy to meet and spend time with my “hero.” But I didn’t get weepy. Well,,,, not until he passed. That was a sad day. Christy is a jerk! A wus!


29 posted on 11/10/2012 3:47:01 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Arthurio

Never could stand Springsteen, even before I knew his politics his music sucked....


30 posted on 11/10/2012 3:47:20 PM PST by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: Arthurio

I guess some people liked Springsteen. lowest common denominator mediocre slop for the masses.


31 posted on 11/10/2012 3:47:32 PM PST by plain talk
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To: snarkytart
I was nore disturbed when I read that Christie's been to 130 Springsteen concerts.

I went to one -- at the Meadowlands in New Jersey back in 1986 -- and I vowed I'd never go again. Nothing against Springsteen, but the noise of a rock concert is intolerable and the quality of the music is really poor. LOL.

32 posted on 11/10/2012 3:48:43 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: Froggie

Just check my tagline. It’s been there for over two years.


33 posted on 11/10/2012 3:49:06 PM PST by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can still go to hell.)
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To: Arthurio

Christie = Big Pussy


34 posted on 11/10/2012 3:51:15 PM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: Arthurio

Crispie Creme makes me sick. Stinkin turncoat.


35 posted on 11/10/2012 3:52:23 PM PST by KGeorge
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To: GeronL

I don’t have a real big amount of respect for a grown man still so affected by a rock star. Just don’t get it. Don’t get Christie. I do like straight talk but it has to come from somewhere and be across the board.


36 posted on 11/10/2012 3:52:43 PM PST by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: GeronL

As Larry king would say “Bruce Springspreen’


37 posted on 11/10/2012 3:52:47 PM PST by novascotianative
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To: Alberta's Child

lol
Have you ever heard such fangirl kinda stuff from a grown middleaged man over a singer? Saying he was weeping because Springsteen lied and said “We’re friends” haha
What a dope, Christie. I almost feel bad for the insecure f*cker.


38 posted on 11/10/2012 3:53:26 PM PST by snarkytart
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To: Arthurio

Well, it appears that the RINO squishes have found in Christie the next presidential nominee for our pleasure.


39 posted on 11/10/2012 3:53:32 PM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: Arthurio

Good God!!!!

WTF is wring with him!

Total meltdown.


40 posted on 11/10/2012 3:54:17 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GeronL
"I still don’t get the adulation for someone ho is famous for an anti-US song"

Mellencamp, same thing ... and that dumbass picked Edwards.

41 posted on 11/10/2012 3:54:27 PM PST by StAnDeliver (Own It.)
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To: Arthurio

Christie is an [obviously] HUGE azz!


42 posted on 11/10/2012 3:54:27 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Alberta's Child

Bruce died after Darkness.


43 posted on 11/10/2012 3:55:54 PM PST by Blacksheep (There are no coincidences......)
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To: GlockThe Vote

He needs a cheesecake.


44 posted on 11/10/2012 3:59:39 PM PST by novascotianative
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To: Arthurio

... the new Charlie Crist


45 posted on 11/10/2012 4:00:14 PM PST by Lexington Green (Massive voter fraud - A stolen election)
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To: novascotianative

He is the cheesecake!


46 posted on 11/10/2012 4:00:41 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: All

I never liked Springsteen or his music.

BTW, many people think by having the surname Springsteen, that he is Jewish, his surname is a Dutch name with a double vowel which is common with many Dutch Surnames. His name ends in steen and not stein. His mother was Italian, he is Catholic and went to a Catholic elementary school, St. Rose of Lima in Freehold, NJ. Christie and Sprinsteen have something in common, both are Catholic with Italian mothers and non-Italian fathers.


47 posted on 11/10/2012 4:05:20 PM PST by Coleus
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To: real saxophonist

Now he was a great musician.


48 posted on 11/10/2012 4:14:29 PM PST by Norman Bates
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To: Arthurio

And here I thought he would sell his soul for some donuts.


49 posted on 11/10/2012 4:27:46 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Arthurio

I could give him a hard knee in the crotch and he’d cry harder I’ll bet... Big sissy for talking about it...


50 posted on 11/10/2012 4:37:47 PM PST by goat granny
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