Sen. Jon Corzine, along with Sen. Frank Lautenberg tried to pass some silly commemorative resolution patting Bruce Springsteen on the back for his contribution to American culture. And Republicans blocked it because it seemed to be nothing more than giving a hand to a campaign contributor and booster.
Well now it seems that Governor-elect Corzine is considering appointing the Boss to the seat he is vacating. And as this development strips whatever veneer that there may have been off of the effort to recognize Springsteen, it raises a pretty significant question: What qualifications does he have for the office outside of the fact that he has been a loyal supporter of Democrat campaigns and can finance his own campaign next year?
But given that Barbara Boxer is qualified to be one of the two Senators from the nation's largest state, perhaps the Springer might fit in just fine.