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Springsteen: Born to run for Senator?

Baby, this town rips the bones from your back. Bruce could have been singing about Washington, D.C., where Republican senators blocked a pro-forma resolution by New Jersey’s two Democratic senators that would have commended Springsteen on the 30th anniversary of the release of Born to Run. No reason was given for the snub, but it seems likely that the GOP senators are still steamed that the Boss campaigned actively for Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry last year.

Steve Cobble at The Huffington Post offers a novel idea for revenge: Soon-to-be former senator and N.J. governor-elect Jon Corzine should appoint Springsteen to fill his seat in the U.S. Senate. Not sure whether the increasingly political Boss would be interested, but he’s certainly be the hippest senator since Fred Dalton Thompson.

What say you, PopWatchers? Does Cobble have a good idea? Or should Bruce’s fans merely lobby the Senate to reconsider the Born to Run resolution?

Originally posted November 21 2005 — 2:05 PM EST

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