Harlan Coben is upset because Bruce Springsteen didn’t get congratulated by the U.S. Senate.
ON May 26, Senator Tom Coburn, Republican of Oklahoma, sponsored a resolution congratulating Carrie Underwood for winning the “American Idol” television program.
Last Friday, Senators Jon Corzine and Frank Lautenberg, Democrats of New Jersey, sponsored a resolution congratulating Bruce Springsteen on the 30th anniversary of his album “Born to Run.”
Guess which resolution got shot down by the party in power?
But no love for the Boss.
Well, I’m upset too, but for a different reason.
Why should the U.S. Senate be wasting its time congratulating millionaire singers?
I like Bruce Springteen’s music too. But, get a grip! He’s a singer, an entertainer, a highly paid entertainer. But what exactly did he do that deserves congratulations from anyone?
You know, when you go to Sea World. everybody ohhs and ahhs when the dolphins jump through hoops and dance on their tails. They’re very entertaining. The children like them. But does anyone expect the U.S. Senate to congratulate them for it?
That’s what Springsteen and other “celebrities” do. They get up on stage and sing and dance. They make us ohh and ahh. But they don’t actually do anything. They’re welcome to their opinions, but I’m no more interested in them than I am of the opinions of the dolphins.
As far as contributions to the country goes, pick any Private in any military unit that is in or has been in Iraq and that Private will most likely have done something more worthy of congratulation than Bruce Springsteen, Carrie Underwood or the Grand Ol Opry.
Give it a rest.