Report: Christie can't bear to watch Bruce Springsteen parody

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) has told friends that he can't bring himself to watch a parody video by his idol, Bruce Springsteen, over the recent traffic jam scandal, according to a published report.

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But the governor's college-age son, Andrew, saw the duet with Jimmy Fallon last week and thought it was funny, according to a story in The New York Times on Sunday.

Christie has reportedly told friends that he can weather this storm of criticism over the lane closures, but The Boss's mocking was just too much to bear.

Springsteen and the late-night talk show host teamed up last week and sang a scathing rendition of "Born to Run" in which they slam Christie and his administration for closing lanes on the George Washington bridge in apparent political retaliation.

Christie and Springsteen met and became friends in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Even as Springsteen campaigned for President Obama in 2012, he publicly supported Christie's efforts to help his home state recover from the devastating storm.

The New Jersey governor is now facing additional allegations that high-level aides threatened to withhold Sandy recovery money from Hoboken and other cities in a push for real estate development projects.