Remarks Upon Leaving for Moline, Illinois
The South Lawn
The White House
Washington, D.C.
January 14, 2002
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.

QUESTION: 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.

QUESTION: (Inaudible.)

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

END 8:06 A.M. EST