Sure, they can disgustingly attack a veteran Marine for finally coming to his senses on Iraq. Of course they can question the patriotism of most of America, which seems to be doing the same. But attack the Boss? That's just unacceptable:
Bruce Springsteen famously was "born in the USA," but he's getting scorned in the U.S. Senate.I think it's time for the GOP delegation to do some "Growin' Up". Perhaps they were "Blinded By The Light" of public derision, and afraid of "The Rising" of the Democratic party. They are, after all, on an obvious "Downbound Train", far past their "Glory Days". Even "Nebraska" is turning against them; they truly are in the "Badlands". But taking it out on the Boss is an insult to anyone with enough musical taste to feel Bruce's "Human Touch". I know "It's Hard to Be A Saint in the City", especially D.C., but the GOP can do much better than this.
An effort by New Jersey's senators, both Democrats, to honor the veteran rocker 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."