President Bush in Chicago tonight, salutes Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert in serious condition after cancer surgery.
The presidents’ birthday wish: “I hope Roger Ebert does well.”
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THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release July 6, 2006
REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT
IN PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
AFTER DINNER WITH THE MAYOR OF CHICAGO AND OPINION LEADERS
The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant
8:21 P.M. CDT
THE PRESIDENT: Laura said, what do you want for your birthday? I
said, I want to have dinner in Chicago with the Mayor. (Laughter.)
Thank you all for joining us. We’ve had a wonderful discussion.
Chicago is a fabulous town, Mayor. And you’re awfully kind to host us
Somebody said, well, what’s your birthday wish? I’ve got a lot of
birthday wishes. I hope our troops are safe. I hope Roger Ebert does
well. That’s a birthday wish. I know a lot of people here in Chicago
are praying for him. It’s been a heck of a birthday party tonight, and
I appreciate you all joining me, and looking forward to having my cake.
Thanks for coming.
END 8:22 P.M. CDT