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Governor Christie: I Do This As My Tribute To My Mother

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Published on Jun 7, 2012

Remarks at AARP New Jersey's Day in Trenton on June 7, 2012 (Transcript Below)

Governor Christie: And so I know that if Mom were alive today, and she could see this circus that my life has become, that she would say to me Christopher, these people trusted you. They trusted you with the most important job they have to give, to be the Governor of their state. You need to tell them how you feel. You need to tell them what you think. There should be nothing left unsaid between you and the people who trusted you enough to vote for you and make you their Governor.

And so when you wonder why I say some of the things I say, the way I say them, in a really blunt, direct way, it's because of her, because that's what she would expect of me, and in a lot of ways I feel like I'm doing this now not only because she taught me to do it that way, but because it's because it's my tribute to her. She can't be here to see this, and believe me, she'd be really proud. When I was US Attorney she was really proud. But you know I had to rein her in. I had to rein her in because one time there was something negative about me in the newspaper and she called me at the office. She said I want to read you something. And she read me this letter excoriating the editor of the Star-Ledger. And I said who's that from? She goes me. And I said you didn't send that did you? And she said not yet. And I said no, no, no, no, no. Listen, I'm already late. I'm 39 years old. I have this big important job. They already think I'm too young for it. If my mommy starts writing to the paper to defend me, this is not going to make me look any older. And this will tell you exactly everything you need to know about my mom. She let out this deep sigh on the other end of the phone and she said to me so, just because you have this big important job I gave up my First Amendment rights? I told her yes.

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