Washington Family Magazine : June 2016
washingtonFAMILY.com June 2016 13 about an ad highlighting the profanity that sometimes punctuates his rallies and how parents should explain it to their kids. His reply: “Oh, look at you! You’re so politically correct. You’re so beautiful. You’re so perfect. Aren’t you just a perfect young man? Give me a break.” My wife had that quote put on a pillow. Do you have any family traditions? My dad always took us to the Oakland A’s games, and Ava just got her first Washington Nationals wiffle ball and bat. Still, I’m not sure how nine innings will go with the girls just yet. We’ve already taken Ava to Annie and The Wizard of Oz at The National Theatre. I’m hoping that tradition sticks. How would you feel if your daughters decided they wanted to pursue a career in politics? Class president, absolutely. Beyond that, we’ll have to talk. What do you do to decompress? Other hobbies or interests? Sleep. Anywhere. After the election, I hope to play more tennis. I played competitively in California growing up. What do you like most about living in the D.C. area? Least? I have a lot of early mornings in this job. Still, I never get tired of driving into the District at dawn and watching the sun rise behind the monuments. Least? Here, in D.C., you can’t escape the 24-hour news cycle. Sometimes it feels as though you’re living and breathing politics or media all day. Every so often, you just want to escape. If you could live anywhere, where would that be? I’ll always be nostalgic for the Bay Area, since it’s where I’m from, but Alison and I feel fortunate to call one of the country’s greatest cities our home. Do you have a favorite date-night spot? Or other local restaurants or attractions you like to frequent? Rasika [for date night]. We also love The Italian Store, Peter Chang’s and Jumpin’ Joey’s. Any predictions on who will win the presidential race in November? (Sorry, had to ask! ) My money’s on a Democrat...or a Republican.