Look up the word in the TCOTS Dictionary and you’ll find next to it a picture of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
After days touring the devastation at the Jersey Shore and across New Jersey, Governor Christie said there was a highlight to his emotional week: Finally getting the chance to talk to Bruce Springsteen, his music idol.
Christie and his family chatted with Springsteen at Radio City Friday night, where the musician was participating in NBC’s telethon to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
“We hugged,” Christie said as a crowd of volunteers in Monmouth County cheered at the sound of Springsteen’s name Monday afternoon “Yeah, we hugged and he told me it’s official – we’re friends.”
Until Friday, the conservative governor’s love of the liberal musician was unrequited. Being on opposite sides of the political aisle, the men had met twice before, but only exchanged formal pleasantries.
Christie got to speak to Springsteen again Monday. The Boss happened to be flying on Air Force One with President Obama, getting in some last minute campaigning, when Christie was giving Obama an update on the recovery efforts in New Jersey
“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.”
Hey Christie: Grow up.
One would hope that Christie’s recent behavior would end once and for all any talk of him being considered fit for higher office [or even re-election, for that matter].
What an embarrassing clown.