UPDATE: Based on Christie's comments about Springsteen yesterday, I took a look at the Gov versus the Boss, and "Wrecking Ball" versus "The New Jersey Comeback." Check out the story in today's paper, here.
The conservative Jersey governor made a "direct plea" today to the liberal Jersey rocker: Play the new Revel casino in Atlantic City on Labor Day weekend!
The plea, which Christie has now repeated several times on Twitter ("hey @bwilliams lets get @springsteen to perform @revelresorts Labor Day Wekend #MeetMeInAC"), came today when I asked Christie about his thoughts on Bruce Springsteen's new "Wrecking Ball" album.
The album derides "robber barons" and a pervasive lack of hope for the predicament the working class now finds itself in. And it seems to be a rebuke of the very brand of fiscal conservatism that Christie espouses. Opponents of the Rutgers-Camden merger are even using one of the new songs on the album to support their campaign to block Christie from combining their institution with Rowan University. (Check out their video, here).