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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.

Q    (Inaudible.)

THE PRESIDENT:  Yes, yes.  Anyway, going to have a great trip.  Good to see you all.

END                              8:06 A.M. EST