Golf, Food Mark Thanksgiving For Clinton
President calls the shuttle astronauts to wish them well
WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, Nov. 28) -- A little golf, a traditional Thanksgiving dinner and a call to the space shuttle astronauts marked President Bill Clinton's holiday on Thursday.
Clinton ventured from the Camp David presidential retreat to nearby Thurmont, Md., to play golf with his brothers-in-law, Hugh and Tony Rodham. At one point, Clinton had to duck when an errant golf ball landed near him.
After that, it was time for Thanksgiving dinner, with turkey and stuffing, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin and mincemeat pies. Daughter Chelsea came home for the holiday from California, where she attends college.
In the evening, Clinton called the astronauts aboard the space shuttle Columbia to wish them well.
"I just wanted to call you to salute your sacrifice and thank you for what you're doing and congratulate you on Monday's satellite recovery," Clinton told the four Americans, one Japanese and one Ukrainian aboard Columbia. The astronauts rescued a $10 million science satellite in a spacewalk three days after a wayward release from the shuttle. The space travelers are due to return to earth on Dec. 5.
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