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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i] Monday, November 11, 2002 [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-iii] Pages 1927-2016 Contents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks Arkansas, remarks in Bentonville--1984 Florida, remarks in Tampa--1952 Georgia Remarks in Atlanta--1941 Remarks in Savannah--1947 Iftaar dinner--2009 Illinois, remarks in Springfield--1956 Iowa, remarks in Cedar Rapids--1973 Kentucky, remarks in Louisville--1927 Minnesota, remarks in St. Paul--1962 Missouri, remarks in St. Louis--1979 Radio address--1940 South Dakota, remarks in Sioux Falls--1966 Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings--2011 Tennessee, remarks in Blountville--1935 Texas, remarks in Dallas--1990 United Nations Security Council resolution on Iraq, passage--2009 Bill Signings Accountability of Tax Dollars Act of 2002, statements--2008 Legislation providing for improvement of Federal education research, statistics, evaluation, information, and dissemination, and for other purposes, statement--1995 21st Century Department of Justice Appropriations Authorization Act, statement--1971 Communications to Congress Colombia, letter reporting on military and civilian personnel in Colombia supporting Plan Colombia--1998 Interviews With the News Media Exchange with reporters in Crawford, TX--1994 News conference, November 7--1998 Letters and Messages Ramadan, message--1995 (Contents continued on the inside of the back cover.) 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[[Page iii]] Contents--Continued Proclamations In Celebration of the Centennial of the West Wing of the White House--1996 National Adoption Month--1932 National American Indian Heritage Month--1933 National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week--2013 National Hospice Month--1934 Veterans Day--1997 Statements by the President See Bill Signings Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--2015 Checklist of White House press releases--2015 Digest of other White House announcements--2013 Nominations submitted to the Senate--2015 [[Page 1927]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1927-1932] Pages 1927-2016 Week Ending Friday, November 8, 2002 Remarks in Louisville, Kentucky November 1, 2002 The President. Thank you all. Thank you all very much for coming tonight. I'm here to talk about the American spirit, and I'm here to remind the good folks of this part of the State of Kentucky that if you're interested in good Government, if you're interested in sending somebody to Congress who will represent all the people of the district, if you want somebody who can do the job, send Anne Northup back to the United States Congress. I love traveling America because it gives me a chance to see firsthand and to feel the fact that the American spirit is alive and well. That's the spirit that says, no matter what the cost, we'll defend our freedom. It's the spirit--the American spirit says to me that we'll serve something greater than ourselves here in this country. The American spirit means that we love freedom. And if you love freedom, you have a duty to participate in the democratic process. I'm here to urge all the people of the great State of Kentucky to vote, Republican, Democrat, people who don't care about any kind of political party. You need to do your duty. But when you get in that poll, I've got a suggestion for you: Anne Northup is the right choice. I wasn't Anne's first choice tonight. [Laughter] She wanted Laura. I saw on TV that Laura was campaigning with Elizabeth Dole. She got the long straw; you got the short straw. But she sends her love. She sends her best. She's as strong for Anne as I am. I want to tell you how proud I am of Laura. When I married her, she was a public school librarian. [Applause] I didn't realize there were so many public school librarians here in Louisville. Audience member. [Inaudible] The President. That's good. When I said, ``Would you marry me,'' her state of mind was this: She didn't like politics, and she didn't care for politicians. [Laughter] And now she's doing a fabulous job as our First Lady. I appreciate Anne's family. I appreciate Woody and all of their kids. Heck, if they just get the kids to vote, it would be a landslide. [Laughter] I'm proud to be up here as well with a fine Kentucky couple, starting with a United States Senator who has done a fabulous job for the people of Kentucky, and that's Mitch McConnell. Like me, he married well--so well I put Elaine in the Cabinet. [Laughter] She's doing a really good job on behalf of the American people. I'm proud of Elaine. I'm also honored to be up here with another great Senator from Kentucky, Jim Bunning. We need to make sure Mitch goes back to the Senate. We need him there for a lot of reasons. Some of the reasons I'll talk about later, but one of the key reasons why Senators McConnell and Bunning are important to our future is because they know what I know: We've got a problem on our Federal judiciary. There's too many vacancies. And there's too many vacancies because the current leadership in the Senate has done a lousy job on letting my people have a fair hearing when I nominate them. They don't like the kind of judges I nominate. I put good, honest, honorable people who understand their job is to interpret the Constitution, not use the bench from which to legislate. We don't need any more legislators. We need good, honorable judges on the bench. I appreciate so very much Ernie Fletcher. Congressman Ernie Fletcher is with us today--he's one of the fine Members of the United States Congress--and Ron Lewis of the United States Congress, from Kentucky as well. These are two solid Members, Members with whom I can work for the good of everybody. [[Page 1928]] Also on the stage today we've got Geoff Davis, who's a candidate for the United States Congress. And if you're living in Geoff's district, give him your vote and give him your word. And Mike Sodrel is here. [Applause] Sounds like old Mike's got something going. We want both these good men in the Congress. We've got a lot to do to work together. I'm here to thank the grassroots activists as well. I want to thank you for what you have done. I want to thank you for what you're fixing to do over the next couple of days. You need to go to your coffee shops and your houses of worship and your community centers and tell the people they need to go and vote, and tell the people that we've got some fine candidates. Tell the people that Anne Northup is as good as it gets in the United States Congress. Urge them to vote, and don't be afraid to talk about good, discerning Democrats--to talk to good, discerning Democrats and wise independents. These people want good Government as well, just like we do. And the best person to represent good Government is Anne Northup. I know Anne well. I know her well. I respect her a lot. I value her advice. I appreciate the way she works hard in Washington to change the tone of politics. People who know Anne well know what I'm about to say. She's got a big heart. She cares for those who suffer. She doesn't need a poll or a focus group to tell her what to think. She bases her decisions on a deep-seated philosophy. She's decency; she's great. She needs to be back in the Congress. She's an effective person. She can get things done. She secured funding for the Ohio River bridges project. She worked hard to make sure transportation was effective in this part of the world. She worked closely with me on making sure that we could get a Faith-Based Initiative out of the United States Congress. Anne feels passionately about that because, as a Congresswoman, she has reached across the community divides to bring people together. She knows what I know, that there are people who hurt and people who suffer. And one of the ways to heal the broken heart is to unleash the great faith and compassion of the American people. I've worked closely with Anne on issues like adoption. She and Woody are adoptive parents, which in my view is one of the greatest expressions of love. No, Anne Northup can get things done. She cares deeply about the citizens of this district. And she knows that we've got some hurdles to cross here in America, and I look forward to having her in Congress to work on--working to cross those hurdles. One of the biggest problems we've got is our economy. It's just bumping along. It's not going like it should. There are too many people in America who want to work and cannot find a job. And so long as somebody is looking for work, that means we've got a problem. And I need people in the United States Congress who will join me in job creation. But we understand the role of Government. It is not to create wealth; it's to create an environment in which the entrepreneurial spirit can flourish. It is to create an environment in which the small business can grow to be a big business. Anne and I understand that 70 percent of new jobs are created by small-business owners. If you're worried about job creation like we are, then you must put forth policy that encourages small-business growth. Most small businesses pay taxes at the individual income tax level. Most small businesses are sole proprietorships or limited partnerships. So when you open up your tax forms and see the individual rates, you've got to think of the fact that most small businesses pay those rates. And therefore, the tax relief plan that we passed was the best antidote to a slowing economy. If you're interested in creating jobs, you let small businesses as well as consumers keep more of their own money. You see, when people
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