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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i] Monday, September 20, 2004 WEEKLY COMPILATION OF ------------------------------ PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS Published every Monday by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC 20408, the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents contains statements, messages, and other Presidential materials released by the White House during the preceding week. The Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents is published pursuant to the authority contained in the Federal Register Act (49 Stat. 500, as amended; 44 U.S.C. Ch. 15), under regulations prescribed by the Administrative Committee of the Federal Register, approved by the President (37 FR 23607; 1 CFR Part 10). Distribution is made only by the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. 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[[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-iv] Pages 1925 2035 Contents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks Colorado, remarks in Greenwood Village--1981 Hispanic Heritage Month, reception--1995 Michigan Battle Creek, remarks--1973 Holland, remarks--1966 Muskegon, discussion on health care--1954 Minnesota Blaine, discussion on health care--2007 Rochester, remarks--2018 St. Cloud, remarks--2000 Nevada, general conference of the National Guard Association of the United States in Las Vegas--1987 Ohio Chillicothe, remarks--1943 Portsmouth, discussion--1925 Radio address--1952 Russia, terrorist attacks--1953 Victory Committee reception--2025 Communications to Congress Barbados-U.S. Taxation Convention, message transmitting second protocol amending--1980 Emergency supplemental appropriations requests, letter transmitting--1994 Letters and Messages Rosh Hashanah, message--1992 Communications to Federal Agencies Presidential Determination on Major Drug Transit or Major Illicit Drug Producing Countries for FY05--1998 Proclamations Citizenship Day and Constitution Week--2032 National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month--1949 National Days of Prayer and Remembrance--1951 National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week--1993 National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month--1950 National POW/MIA Recognition Day--1993 National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month--1992 Patriot Day--1952 Statements by the President Millennium Challenge Account--2024 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--2035 Checklist of White House press releases--2035 Digest of other White House announcements--2032 Nominations submitted to the Senate--2034 Editor's Note: The President was in Charlotte, NC, on September 17, 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. [[Page iv]] ? <GRAPHIC(S) NOT AVAILABLE IN TIFF FORMAT> [[Page 1925]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1925-1942] Pages 1925 2035 Week Ending Friday, September 17, 2004 Remarks in a Discussion in Portsmouth, Ohio September 10, 2004 The President. Thank you all for coming. I appreciate you all. Thanks. Be seated. I got some work I got to do here. [Laughter] First, thank you all for coming. I've got an interesting way of explaining today why I have made some decisions I made and what I intend to do to lead this country for 4 more years. I've asked some of our fellow citizens to come and share with us some stories that may help people in this part of the world understand about why we do what we do in this administration. First of all, I want to tell you I'm here to ask for the vote. See, I believe you got to get out among the people and ask for the vote. And I want to thank you all for coming. I appreciate you being here. I'm glad you invited me to come here to Portsmouth. The murals are fantastic. They are beautiful. They said, ``You got to see the murals.'' I said, ``Okay, take me by them.'' [Laughter] And I'm glad they did. It's beautiful. What a special part of your city. Thanks for sharing them with me. I want to thank--by the way, I always thought Roy Rogers was from Texas. [Laughter] I know, I'm wrong. [Laughter] I'm sorry Laura is not here. Audience members. Aw-w-w! The President. I know. We got on the bus and Zell, who is a wonderful fellow and a great friend, says to me, ``You'd be wise if you took Laura with you.'' I said, ``Well, I know, Zell, but she went to two other States.'' She's out campaigning. She's a fabulous woman. You're not going to believe this, but--we're about to talk to some schoolteachers here--when I asked Laura to marry me, she was a public school librarian. Audience members. [Inaudible] The President. Public school librarians for Laura here. [Laughter] And so, of course, I went through the traditional, ``Will you marry me?'' And she said, ``Yes, just so long as I don't have to give any political speeches.'' [Laughter] I said, ``Okay, that's fine with me. You won't have to give any political speeches.'' Fortunately, she didn't hold me to that promise. [Laughter] She gave a heck of a speech the other night in New York City. She sends her love and sends her best. And Zell gave a heck of a speech the other night too. The way I'd like to summarize his speech is that it's okay for a Democrat to support me for President. And if you're interested in a stronger America, a safer America, and a better America, put Dick Cheney and me back into office. And I appreciate you being here. I want to thank my friend for coming. I know there's a lot of--[applause]--thank you all. Remember I've got some work I got to do, because I want to answer some of your questions too. I appreciate the cheers, but let me do my work. [Laughter] See, I know this part of the world is like parts of Georgia and like parts of Texas, where there's a lot of what we call discerning Democrats who--with whom we share a lot. That's what Zell was saying. He was saying to people in this part of the world, ``It's okay if you're a Democrat to pull the Bush-Cheney lever.'' And we welcome Democrats into this election. We want Democrat votes. And so when you're out registering to vote, register our fellow Democrats. Register them, and turn them out to vote. And that's another reason I've come today. I'm asking for your help. I hope that you get out and do our duty as citizens and participate in the process, register people, and encourage people to go to the polls. Tell them we've got a duty in this country to vote. And that's what I'm here to ask you to do, and I appreciate your willingness to work and turn out the vote. When you do, we're going [[Page 1926]] to carry Ohio again and win a great victory in November. I want to thank Rita Rice Morris, the president of Shawnee State, a University of Opportunity. I appreciate you coming. Rita, thank you. A little later on, you'll hear me talking about how this is a changing America, and Government must recognize that. One of the things that's changing here is that in order to find high-paying, quality jobs, you've got to have a college degree. Most new jobs in America require 2 years of college. One in four of our students gets there, which means Government must do a better job of intervening early in high schools to help at-risk students, emphasizing math and science so people will have the skill base necessary to fill the jobs of the 21st century, raising standards, but also expanding Pell grants so low- and middle-income families will be able to send their kids to college and they can start with a college degree--start their career with a college degree. And I appreciate you coming, Madam President. What I'm telling you is, we're going to make our job training relevant so we help our workers. We're going to help them in high school. We're going to help in the community college as well to gain the skills necessary to fill the jobs that are now growing here in America. And so this is a great place for us to come and talk about jobs and job skills, right here at a place that's training people for the jobs of the 21st century. I'm proud of your leadership. Thank you for having us. I want to thank my friend Rob Portman, Congressman Rob Portman. He's a--here's typical Portman. He says, ``Take credit for the visitors center.'' I said, ``Wait a minute. You did all the hard lifting. All I did was see to it that it happened.'' I want to thank the Congressman very much for his work. He cares a lot about the people in this city. You're just getting to know him here. You're getting to see a really fine guy. He's really a good, solid American. I want to thank Mike DeWine, the Senator from the great State of Ohio. Where are you, Mike? Probably making a phone call. [Laughter] I want to thank Voinovich, who is not here, but listen, put him back in office. George Voinovich is a great United States Senator. Proud to work with him. Doug White is with us from the statehouse. Anybody else from the statehouse here, I want to thank you all for coming. Appreciate you serving the folks here in this part of the world in the statehouse of Ohio. I want to thank the mayor, Jim Kalb, for being here. Mr. Mayor, I'm honored you're here. Appreciate you taking time. I want to thank Anthony Munoz, mi amigo. Thank you for coming. I met your daughter the other day. Yes, Tennessee basketball star. Anthony is a great guy. He's helping me in the campaign. He's helping to invigorate the grassroots. Those are the people who put up the signs and make the phone calls and do all the hard work. You're grassroots, I can tell it looking right here. But I appreciate your hard work. Listen, I had the honor today of meeting with folks from the Piketon plant. We got a management guy; we got the head of the union with us, two other hard workers. Actually, there are going to be three other workers--about to talk to one in a minute. But these four people came on the bus. I stopped the bus in the middle of town; they hopped on. [Laughter] And we talked about--let me tell you something about what I heard. First of all, I heard that I fulfilled a promise. In the 2000 campaign, I said we'd do everything we can to keep the Piketon jobs available. Not only the jobs there--this is an expanding operation. I'll tell you why it's expanding. It's got enlightened management and enlightened leadership. These are people who work together for the good of the workforce and, as they do so, working for the good of the country. And I appreciate the leadership of the folks at Piketon, and I want to thank you for what you're doing. And welcome. I'm going to first talk a little bit about our economy in a changing world and how we're going to deal with it. And then I'm going to talk about how to keep the country safe. As you get out and gather up the vote, remind people that this economy has been through a heck of a lot recently. We've been through a recession. We've been through corporate scandals, and those corporate scandals hurt us. They did, because a lot of our [[Page 1927]] economy depends upon trust, and when you have people who are supposedly writing good numbers down on paper violating that trust, it causes people to wonder. The message is clear now in America: We're not going to tolerate dishonesty in the boardrooms of this country. We're going to hold people to account. That attack on September the 11th hurt us. Make no mistake about it, it hurt this economy--estimates of a million jobs lost in the 3 months after the attack. That meant people weren't working. That matters to me. And we've overcome those obstacles. That's what I want you to tell your friends and neighbors. We have been through a lot, but we're overcoming the obstacles. I'll tell you why I think we have: One, we got
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