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Bush in Chicago: His birthday wish-- `` I hope Roger Ebert does well.''

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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

(Chicago, Illinois)

___________________________________________________________

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

Chicago, Illinois

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
here.

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

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lyn: cd u pass on my best wishes to roger and, if possible, give him a big kiss--from me, not you, so as to avoid scandal. cheers frank devine

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