When Chris Christie repaid the GOP for letting him blow his own horn at the convention keynote address by helping Obama exploit Sandy, you had to wonder how he would collect his 30 pieces of silver. You would hope his price would be higher than this:
Speaking Monday at a briefing on storm recovery. Gov. Chris Christie revealed he unexpectedly spoke with Bruce Springsteen earlier in the day. Christie had been discussing storm-related matters with President Barack Obama when Obama handed the phone to Springsteen, who was traveling with him as part of a campaign trip.
Christie also said he got a hug from Springsteen at Friday’s benefit concert for storm victims.
The famously liberal Springsteen had never previously acknowledged the Republican governor. Christie considers himself among The Boss’ biggest fans and has attended more than 100 of his concerts. …
Christie says he wept at home after meeting his idol, calling it a major highlight during a tough week.
Christie and Springsteen have a lot in common. Springsteen pretends to be a socialist, yet goes to great lengths to protect his fortune from the tax collector. Christie pretends to be a Republican, yet has done more than anyone to reelect Obama. Also, both are absurdly over-rated.
On a tip from Shawn R.