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NJ Gov. Christie: Call from The Boss made me weep

KEANSBURG, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey's famously tough-talking governor finally got a hug from his longest-running unrequited love.

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.

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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 has praised Obama's handling of the storm, while continuing to back Mitt Romney.

Christie says he wept at home after meeting his idol, calling it a major highlight during a tough week.

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Nov 6, 2012 1:04AM
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It softens my cynicism when I see people from opposite sides of the political spectrum work together, cry together and are even humbled together by a childhood idol. Way to go bruce and Chris Christie. This chubby cherub governor from Jersey has shown all republicans what can be achieved through working together, Who knew? Romney still wont get my vote, but Chris Christie might should he ever run!
Nov 6, 2012 12:15AM
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Too bad Bruce is now just another ****, has-been performer trying to cling to their politicans.
Nov 5, 2012 9:49PM
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Christie is one politician that I can say always speaks his mind and does what he believes is right. He has the cajones to speak unpopular truths, and nerve to state controversial opinions. He is a Red Governor in a Blue state. I can't help but like him, though I may not always agree with him. He kinda reminds me of my dad. The way he has handled this situation is a testimony to his dedication to this state. I will vote to re-elect him and I really hope he chooses to run for the white house in 2016. In the end, our elected officials are there to do a job, and they need to put aside silly labels like "party" and work together to get the job done. If all Republicans (and Democrats) acted in this manner they would be better for it.
Nov 5, 2012 9:02PM
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Representing your state is really great and wanting to get everything they need in order to survive and re-build their lives.  That being said it is Obama's job to get the help out to the people no matter their political affiliation.  So he deserves no kuddos, congratulations, atta boys or anything like that it is his job.  We go to work everyday and no one praises us for getting the job done.  Also we need to learn how to get FEMA and other emergency items to those who need them faster.  With so many storms on the gulf coast one would think they would have a better plan in place for national disasters.  I am with Romeny on this one, cut FEMAs wasted spending and make them get down to utilizing all their resources more effectively as it is our tax dollars doing all of this.
Nov 5, 2012 7:37PM
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Christie is representing his state. Those are his people. I would beg, borrow and steal for them. They are in bad shape. They need someone in their corner.
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