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Springsteen to Get No Up-Down Vote

Sunday, November 20, 2005

(SNN Washington) Favorite Son of New Jersey, Bruce Springsteen will get no Up-Down vote in the Senate. Many are seeing this as retribution for Springsteen's support of John Kerry in the last election.

Traditionally, resolutions such as this are brought up and passed unanimously. Some believe the GOP is attempting to block the resolution because Springsteen endorsed John Kerry and made campaign appearances for him last year. But it seems doubtful that, even without Springsteen's support, Kerry would have lost the vote.

Yet others think that says that Senate Majority leader Bill Frist is still upset at Springfield for beating Bob Seger's "Shakedown" for Best Rock Vocal Solo in 1988. Telephone calls to Bill Frist's office seeking comment were not immediately returned.

Springsteen is known for writing many patriotic songs about American people and places-- songs such as Born in the USA, New York City Serenade, Nebraska, Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out, Cadillac Ranch, and Tunnel of Love.

Despite the Republican's blocking the resolution, New Jersey will always appreciate Springsteen. "We'll never surrender looking for ways to honor our local hero who made it big in this land of hopes and dreams," Corzine said.

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