You Don’t Get to Sing “Bridge Over Troubled Water” Around Chris Christie These Days

Idina Menzel’s performance “scrapped” at 9/11 museum dedication.

Newsday reports: “A last-minute change avoided what could have been an uncomfortable moment in the Sept. 11 museum dedication ceremony: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie followed by ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water.’ The original program for the ceremony had Christie’s remarks followed by Idina Menzel‘s performance of the song. That sent social media aflutter with speculation that the scheduling was a jab at the governor over accusations that his staff intentionally clogged traffic near the George Washington Bridge to punish a political adversary.”

Menzel, however, called in sick — there was no performance, saving the governor an embarrassing juxtaposition.

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