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Monday, November 21, 2005

It's a town full of losers

Posted by: Jambo / 4:23 PM

Can Republicans get any more petty than this?

An effort by New Jersey's senators, both Democrats, to honor the veteran rocker [Bruce Springsteen] was shot down yesterday by Republicans who apparently are still miffed a year after the Boss lent his voice to the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry.

The chamber's GOP leaders refused to bring up for consideration a resolution, introduced by Sens. Frank Lautenberg and Jon Corzine, that honored Springsteen's long career and the 1975 release of his iconic album "Born to Run."

No reason was given, said Lautenberg spokesman Alex Formuzis. "Resolutions like this pass all the time in the U.S. Senate, usually by unanimous consent," he said.


Lautenberg said he couldn't understand why anyone would object to the resolution: "Even if the Republicans don't like [Springsteen's] tunes, I would hope they appreciated his contributions to American culture."

I'm not sure Frank isn't being a little disingenuous there. He knows full well what kind of petulant pricks he's dealing with. No doubt "National Toby Keith Day" sails thru.


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