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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
January 14, 2002
President Departs to Moline, Illinois
Remarks by the President Upon Departure for Moline, Illinois
The South Lawn
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8:05 A.M. EST
THE PRESIDENT: My mother always said when you're eating pretzels, chew before you swallow. Listen to your mother. I feel great. Looking forward to a good trip.
Q What happened?
THE PRESIDENT: I hit the deck -- and woke up, and there was Barney and Spot showing a lot of concern. I didn't realize what happened until I looked in the mirror and my glasses cut my side of my face.
I feel great. I had good blood pressure last night, good blood pressure this morning.
THE PRESIDENT: Yes, yes. Anyway, going to have a great trip. Good to see you all.
END 8:06 A.M. EST