“What’s it like to be governor?” “What kind of work do you do?” “What’s your favorite sport?”
Two weeks after the epic news conference in which he announced the dismissals of a top aide and close political adviser implicated in a scandal over George Washington Bridge gridlock, Gov. Christie fielded a series of very different questions Thursday from a group of grade school students in Camden.
Standing in the center of the cafeteria at the Dudley Family School, walking a microphone from student to student, the Republican governor – who was visiting Camden to promote a new after-school dinner program – took questions about how much he worked (10-12 hours a day, “sometimes more”), his favorite movie (The Godfather, but “you’re a little too young … Wait until you’re seventeen, my man. Lots of life lessons in there”), and his favorite fifth-grade class ("Social studies was my favorite subject in the fifth grade. Absolutely”).
He seemed subdued, though he became more animated when a boy asked where he was born. “Darn right I was born in New Jersey,” Christie said. One girl, apparently pleased, clapped a few times.