Springsteen Disses Clinton For Speaking Too Long at Obama Rally: 'Human Speech Has Been Monopolized'

Rock star Bruce Springsteen took a shot at former President Bill Clinton for speaking too long at Thursday's Obama campaign rally in Parma, Ohio.

"Human speech has been monopolized," chided Springsteen before beginning his first tune.

As he typically does, Clinton ended up speaking to the crowd for 36 minutes.

When he finally finished and introduced the main attraction, Springsteen walked on stage and said, "I get to speak after President Clinton. That’s like I’m going on after Elvis."

"I was frantically calling the E Street Band backstage going, ‘Quick, I need back-up, I need back-up,'" Springsteen joked. "'Human speech has been monopolized.’"

After chuckling to himself, Springsteen said, "If he’d have only brought that saxophone, you would have seen a real jam up here."

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.