Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Maybe He Was Born To Run

On the 30th anniversary of the release of Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" album, Senators Jon Corzine and Frank Lautenberg, both New Jersey Democrats, proposed a resolution congratulating Bruce on his contribution to American culture. It's the sort of thing that normally sails through Congress but the resolution was shot down by the Senate republicans, obviously because of the support Springsteen lent John Kerry last year.

A childish, petty reaction typical of republicans.

Now, as Corzine mulls over possible replacements for his Senate seat after being elected governor of New Jersey earlier this month, there is a push among his constituents for him to name--who else?--The Boss.

Why not? Bruce is at least as qualified as anyone else. He was born in the USA on the backstreets of the edge of town. He believes in better days, glory days, dancing in the dark, the land of hope and dreams, and the promised land. New Jersey is his home. He has a pink cadillac and a TV with 57 channels (and nothin' on). He is a spirit in the night and a saint in the city.

A good man is hard to find.


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