The new Bruce Springsteen CD, Devils & Dust, is out today. When it doesn't sell as well as Born in the USA did twenty years ago, watch him get raked over the coals for campaigning for John Kerry and "killing his career." No one will pay attention to the fact that he hasn't sold at Born in the USA numbers since that album came out. (How did The Rising do? If I remember, it was a relative disappointment saleswise.) It won't be mentioned that this is a solo album without any extra players, just a boy and his guitar, so its more appropriate comparisons would be with Nebraska or The Ghost of Tom Joad, neither one exactly a blockbuster. No, the story we'll see in the liberal media will be that Springsteen's fan base has deserted him for getting political, that he's The Boss no more.