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[Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents]

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Monday, September 9, 1996
Volume 32--Number 36
Pages 1589-1674

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Weekly Compilation of



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Addresses and Remarks

    Arkansas, Little Rock--1625
    Bus tour
        Illinois, Cairo--1602
        Missouri, Cape Girardeau--1593
            Memphis--1618, 1623
            National Baptist Convention USA--1660
            Valencia Community College--1666
        See also Bus tour
        Democratic National Committee in Chicago
            Annual general session--1590
            Post-convention celebration--1589
    Iraq, missile strikes--1641, 1648

Addresses and Remarks--Continued

    National Guard Association of the United States--1643
        See also Bus tour
        Reception for Harold Ford, Jr., in Memphis--1623
    Radio address--1608
        Labor Day festival in Milwaukee--1635
        Labor Day picnic in DePere--1631

Communications to Congress

    Austria-U.S. tax convention, message transmitting--1649
    Indonesia-U.S. tax convention protocol, message transmitting--1650
    Luxembourg-U.S. tax convention, message transmitting--1649
    Mongolia, message transmitting report on emigration policies--1650
    Turkey-U.S. tax agreement with protocol, message transmitting--1642

Communications to Federal Agencies

    Mongolia, memorandum on emigration policies--1650

        (Continued on the inside of the back cover.)

Editor's Note: The President was in Panama City, FL, on September 6, the 
closing date of this issue. Releases and announcements issued by the 
Office of the Press Secretary but not received in time for inclusion in 
this issue will be printed next week.



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Executive Orders

    Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health 
        Care Industry--1659

Interviews With the News Media

    Exchanges with reporters in the Oval Office--1641, 1648
    Interview with Tabitha Soren of MTV--1596

Letters and Messages

    Labor Day, message--1596

Statements by the President

    Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority Chairman 
        Arafat, meeting--1649
    North Atlantic Treaty Organization, 1997 summit--1671

Supplementary Materials

    Acts approved by the President--1674
    Checklist of White House press releases--1673
    Digest of other White House announcements--1671
    Nominations submitted to the Senate--1673

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Monday, September 9, 1996
Volume 32--Number 36
Pages 1589-1674
Week Ending Friday, September 6, 1996
Remarks at a Democratic National Committee Post-Convention Celebration 
in Chicago, Illinois

August 30, 1996

    Thank you, thank you very much. Well, I can't believe we're all 
still standing. [Laughter] I'd like to join the Vice President and 
Hillary and Tipper in thanking the leadership of our party--Don Fowler 
and Chris Dodd and Marvin Rosen, who had a birthday yesterday but has 
really put 15 or 20 years on his life since he took this modest little 
part-time job as the finance chairman of our party--and all the other 
people from the DNC. And I thank the committee here tonight.
    I would like to say to Carl Lewis, thank you for being here. We're 
honored by your presence and we were thrilled by your last victory and 
every other one you had in your career.
    And Candice Bergen, thank you so much for what you said. When you 
and Chloe came to visit us at the White House and Ron Brown and our 
other friends had just been killed in that plane crash, I don't think 
you know what a wonderful thing it was for me to meet a person like your 
daughter and remind us that life goes on and we have to think about 
that. So I think she helped me get through those 2 days a lot more than 
I helped you by being around the White House. And thank you for your 
gracious comments tonight.
    I would like to just thank two other groups of people. First of all, 
Mr. Mayor and Maggie and Bill Daley and Dick Notebaert and the entire 
committee of people from Chicago did a magnificent job with this 
convention. And we thank them. [Applause] We thank you.
    You know, when it's all over and it looks good, it's easy to say it 
was easy, but the truth is there were some considerable risks for the 
mayor and the city for taking on this convention after what happened 
here so long ago. At least we all were afraid of that. But I spent a lot 
of time in Chicago in the last several years; I've seen how it works, 
and I see how it continues to work better and better. And I believe that 
America should see this. And I think America has seen it. And I hope 
that, in addition to whatever benefit the Vice President and I and our 
Democratic candidates for Congress and Governor and the other races have 
received from this convention, I hope that Chicago got its just due. And 
I believe it did. And we thank you.
    Finally, and most importantly, we should recognize the people who 
pulled this convention off. And I would like for Debra DeLee and every 
person here on the convention staff to please stand and receive a warm 
applause. You all were magnificent, and we thank you. Thank you, Debra, 
and thanks to everyone else. You were wonderful, wonderful, wonderful.
    I have a very emotional feeling about being here tonight not only 
because of my wife's roots in Chicago, but on St. Patrick's Day in 1992 
we were here in Chicago when we won the primaries in Illinois and in 
Michigan and virtually sealed the Democratic nomination. And David 
Wilhelm, my campaign manager in 1992, of course, is from Chicago, and so 
many other people who were then on our staff or people like Kevin 
O'Keefe who are still there. This is a wonderful town, and I am very 
grateful to everyone here and throughout the State of Illinois.
    Just to show you we're not taking this for granted, we're actually 
going to start this bus trip again tomorrow. After I finished the 
speech--and I can see I've almost lost my voice from being on the 
train--I figured that in the 3\1/2\ days on the train we saw at least 
150,000 people in the events alone. It was unbelievable.
    So I said to Al Gore tonight, I said, ``Man, I'm dog-tired. Why in 
the world are we getting on that bus tomorrow?'' [Laughter] ``Why aren't 
we taking our kids to the Shed

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Aquarium tomorrow? Why aren't we sort of just chilling out tomorrow?'' 
And he looked at me with that inevitable sense of humor of his and he 
dead-panned, ``We do not want Mr. Dole to be President of the United 
States.'' So I said, ``Okay, but when I get up in the morning and I'm 
whining about this and talking about how I'm older than you are and I 
hurt everywhere, just say that again so I'll remember why I'm doing 
this.'' [Laughter]
    We're going to do our best to make you proud. We've all worked so 
hard this last year and a half or so. I was looking out in this crowd 
tonight just really feeling bad that I couldn't go to every table and 
shake every hand and thank every person personally, because I just look 
at you and I know that we wouldn't be here if you hadn't been there for 
us. And many of you were there when nobody gave us a prayer of coming 
back, when people did not believe in what we were trying to do and did 
not believe that it would ever work or did not believe it would ever be 
apparent to the American people. And you all know who you are.
    And I can't be at your table tonight, and I can't tonight--when I 
would especially like to do it--look into your eyes and thank you. But 
you know who you are, and tonight I want you to be very, very proud. And 
tomorrow I want you to be determined that tonight will not have been in 
vain. We'll celebrate in November.
    Thank you, and God bless you.

Note: The President spoke at 1:10 a.m. at the Sheraton Hotel. In his 
remarks, he referred to U.S. Olympic athlete Carl Lewis; actress Candice 
Bergen and her daughter, Chloe; and Mayor Richard M. Daley of Chicago, 
his wife, Margaret, and his brother William. This item was not received 
in time for publication in the appropriate issue.

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Monday, September 9, 1996
Volume 32--Number 36
Pages 1589-1674
Week Ending Friday, September 6, 1996
Remarks to the Annual General Session of the Democratic National 
Committee in Chicago

August 30, 1996

    The President. Thank you. Ladies and gentlemen, you just heard a 
speech from the part of our ticket who got the most sleep last night. 
    I asked Al last night, after the convention adjourned and I was just 
drained, you know--and you all were so wonderful to me, and I thank you 
very much--but I said, ``Gosh, I wish tomorrow we were getting up and 
taking the kids to the aquarium and the zoo and just kind of looking 
around Chicago, a wonderful town; I hadn't spent any time here. Why are 
we going out on that bus?'' [Laughter] ``Why are we doing that 
tomorrow?'' Totally deadpan, you know, just like he did in the speech, 
he said in his version of the macarena, you know that dead stare--
[laughter]--he said, ``Because we do not wish Senator Dole to win the 
election.'' [Laughter] So I said, ``Okay, when I get up tomorrow and my 
back hurts and I'm whining around, you remind me of that so I can be in 
a good humor.'' [Laughter]

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