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RUSH: There’s no question that’s painful. The nerve of Springsteen! Governor Christie has attended over 127 Springsteen concerts. Governor Christie loves this guy. It’s 127 different concerts he’s attended, and he’s mocked, he’s made fun of. He can’t be a real fan because he’s a Republican. You can only be a real fan and friend to somebody like Springsteen if you’re a Democrat, and even then for only as long as they can use you. But if you are a Republican?
You are only a friend of a Democrat for as long as they can use you, and why this isn’t seen by people is beyond me. I think Springsteen has to know, because Christie was public with it. Christie… In fact, not only did Christie have no compunction telling people this, he was proud to tell people that he talked to Springsteen! He cried because he had the chance to talk to Springsteen. Now, think about that however you wish, but the fact is, it was a big deal to Christie.
It’s a big deal that Springsteen and he are both Jersey guys.
It was a big deal that Obama got Springsteen on the phone from Air Force One. Christie’s thinking, “Man, this is great! We’re all working together and we’re gonna fix this problem. We’re gonna fix New Jersey back up,” and this thing comes, and Christie has publicly said he didn’t have anything to do with it. He’s apologized, he’s done all the right things — and here is the guy who brought him to tears by talking to him, making fun of him on a late-night comedy show. That is really…
You talk about a low-rent character?