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Published: 1990
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McDonalds made a promise in 1990. The plays out is bad for planet plastic packages, but most fast food continued to be as caloric as ever. The jogging President called on fellow Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger to get Americans pumped up about good health.

Arnold Schwarzenegger: “President Bush and I, want to put every one of you out there in America on a fitness program. We want you all to pump up. We all want you to lose those extra inches. We want you to get fit, and we want to do it right now.”

Howard Dicus: But there were conflicting singles about good health. When the President said things that were vociferous, about vegetables, cruciferous.

George H. W. Bush: I do not like broccoli, and I haven't liked it since I was a little kid, and my mother made me eat it and I am President of the United States, and I am not going to eat any more broccoli.

Spin doctor Barbara Bush, saved the day by calling on parents to have their kids follow her husband's example, and eat broccoli until they became President. The First Lady also scored at the summit, inviting Raisa Gorbachev a polisci professor by trade, to join her an addressing commencement exercises at Wellesley. Raisa agreed, and told a sea of female graduates, she expected great things from them.

Raisa: Russian.

Interpreter: May good luck and happiness be with you.

Raisa: Russian.

Interpreter: I wish you many good accomplishments. Thank you.

Howard Dicus: Barbara Bush made the same point, but not the same way.

Barbara Bush: “Somewhere out in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow in my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the President spouse, and I wish him well.”

Howard Dicus: And that's the year in review. Executive producer David O Zeal. Our thanks to Ron Colbert, Ron Bauer, James Monachello, Doug Levey and Jim Lidwin. We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of the UniStar Radio Network, and National Public Radio, without whose assistance this program would not have been possible. I am Howard Dicus, have a great 1991. This is the UPI Radio Network.

© 1990 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


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