Monday, November 05, 2012

Obama Rewards Chris Christie With Idol Bruce Springsteen

President Obama plays peacemaker and a dream comes true for Governor Chris Christie: 

On Air Force One Monday afternoon, President Obama rewarded Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for his role as Least Useful Mitt Romney Surrogate Ever by hooking the starstruck Christie up with a phone chat with his idol, rock legend Bruce Springsteen. Gov. Christie also told reporters today that he got a hug from The Boss at their first-ever meeting Friday, at a benefit concert for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Will the celebrity solid be enough to swing Gov. Christie into the Obama column on Tuesday? 
 Governor Christie’s love for iconic New Jersey rocker Bruce Springsteen has only been rivaled by The Boss’ determination to completely ignore it, which has been a source of amusement and derision for liberals, until now. Thanks to President Obama, The New York TimesHelene Cooper reports, the ice is finally broken...Christie says he wept at home after meeting his idol, calling it a major highlight during a tough week. 

[I]t’s difficult to convey the degree to which Bruce Springsteen is revered in New Jersey, where even the most hardened partisan has to be at least a little bit happy for Gov. Christie over this thaw with his idol.