New Jersey Governor Chris Christie spoke with Esquire last month for a piece that’s running in the magazine’s November issue. Among the gems from the finish-the-sentence style piece are Christie’s baseball metaphors (“get beat on your best pitch”) and a touching moment he shared with his 12-year-old after dropping his oldest son off at college.
Last Saturday, I brought my first child to college. That night I was putting my twelve-year-old son to bed, and as I was tucking him in, he said to me, “Dad, do you miss Andrew?” And I said, “Sure.” I said, “Do you?” And he said — this is a twelve-year-old — he said, “More than I have words to describe.” Whew. So I tucked him into bed, and I said, “Well, listen, if you need to talk, you know you can talk to Dad.” And he said, “Sure. You’re my man.” And I go to walk out of the room and close the door, and he said, “Dad, come here for a sec.” So I came back in, and he said to me, “And Dad, if you need anything tonight, I’ll be right here.”