Chris Christie Gets an Urgent Plea From Springsteen, But Not the One He’d Hoped

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Chris Christie's love for Bruce Springsteen is famously unrequited, but now he has an opportunity to change all that. The Boss's 20-year-old daughter, Jessica Springsteen, who is an accomplished equestrian, sent the New Jersey governor a letter through the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, asking him to sign a bill prohibiting the slaughter of horses for their meat, or their sale and transportation for that purpose. This is a no-brainer. Worst-case scenario: Christie saves some horses from being eaten. Best-case scenario: Bruce pens an inspiring ballad about a Jersey boy saving his hometown with the swish of a pen.