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                              THE WHITE HOUSE
                       Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release                        January 12, 2001

                         REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT
                               TO THE PRESS
                        AFTER HIS MEDICAL CHECK-UP

                          Bethesda Naval Hospital
                            Bethesda, Maryland

          Q    How did it go, Mr. President?

          THE PRESIDENT:  Very well.  My eyes are still dillated, so I have
to be a little careful.  They're a little foggy out here.

          But before I leave, I would just like to thank the Bethesda Naval
Hospital for the wonderful care they have given to me and to members of my
family over these last eight years.  This is a terrific place and these
people have been great to me, not only in all my physicals, but when I was
so badly injured and on other occasions when I or someone in my family
needed it.  I'm very, very grateful to them.

          Q    How is the knee?

          THE PRESIDENT:  Oh, my knee is great.  My knee is great.  You'll
get a report.  My cholesterol is a little too high because I haven't
exercised and I ate all that Christmas dessert.  But in six months it will
be back to normal.  (Laughter.)  I knew I was doing it, but what the heck.
It was my last time and I wanted to enjoy it.

          Thank you.


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