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Remarks About President Putin's Arrival
Bush Ranch
Crawford, Texas
November 14, 2001

QUESTION: Are You Going to Tour Today? Are You Going to Take Him Around Today?

PRESIDENT BUSH: Yes, we're going to take a tour.

QUESTION: What are you going to do?

PRESIDENT BUSH: Well, I want to show him some of my favorite spots on the ranch.

QUESTION: Which are?

PRESIDENT BUSH: Most of it. (Laughter.)

QUESTION: -- it's raining.

PRESIDENT BUSH: Excuse me?

QUESTION: It's raining.

PRESIDENT BUSH: The President brought rain, for which we're always grateful in the state of Texas.

QUESTION: Is it great to be back at the ranch?

PRESIDENT BUSH: I'm thrilled to be here. There is no better gift than rain.

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