For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
August 23, 2001
President Speaks to the Press
Remarks by the President to the Pool
Ridgewood Country Club
7:27 A.M. CDT
THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. I'll see you all at the school.
Q Uh-oh, what does that mean?
THE PRESIDENT: In Crawford.
Q For what?
Q You're going to drop by?
THE PRESIDENT: I'm going to drop by the school after, so we'll have a little chance to visit then. To thank them for letting you all stay at the elementary school. Obviously, nobody told you.
Q Thanks for the heads up.
THE PRESIDENT: We're going to have an impromptu stop. I will decide on my way home to stop by the school. (Laughter.)
Roland Betts, my good friend from New York City.
Let's go, hit them up.
And we'll -- we can have a little visit there, if you like. That way, it won't ruin my golf game. (Laughter.)
Q Looking forward to your game?
THE PRESIDENT: Yes, I'm looking forward to getting out here.
Had a nice visit with Mitch Daniels this morning.
Q He down here?
THE PRESIDENT: No, I called him.
Q Is that a Masters souvenir, your glove?
THE PRESIDENT: I think somebody must have sent me that. I haven't been there in a while. Beautiful course.
All right, excuse me.
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THE PRESIDENT: So I won't be a professional golfer.
Q I'm going to go find that ball. I'm going to find that one.
THE PRESIDENT: The first one? If you can find that first one, you're a pretty good bird-dog. (Laughter.)
Is everybody enjoying themselves here?
Q I only just got here, so --
THE PRESIDENT: Yes, I know. Where have you been?
Q Sucking up the salt air on the west coast.
THE PRESIDENT: Brie and cheese?
Q No, tennis.
THE PRESIDENT: Okay.
Q Have a good round, Mr. President.
END 7:32 A.M.