Chris Christie is upset — he's upset at his staffers, he's upset at his appointees, but mostly, he's upset because his idol, Bruce Springsteen, made fun of him.

In what could be the New York Times' best parenthetical aside ever, the authors of a political analysis piece noted that Christie — who joked about the traffic scandal in December — couldn't take the jokes this time around.

(The governor could not bring himself to watch the traffic jam-themed parody of "Born to Run" sung by his idol, Bruce Springsteen, on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," though he was told by his college-age son, Andrew, that it was funny.)

Jimmy Fallon — who sings of Christie's toll booths of glory — called the New Jersey governor to warn him before the sketch aired.

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