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"Spilled Water" Transcript
Diana Walker:

I had gone into the Oval office and had the President and Howard Baker and Carlucci all set and I backed up and my elbow hit this carafe of water and it went all over the floor of the Oval office, of the presidential carpet.

It became dark blue all over the place and I was so embarrassed. I stood there and said, "Mr. President, I'm so sorry to make this mess."

And he looked at me and he said, "Well, at least it wasn't tomato juice."

And I thought, you know, that's why this man is so popular. And there he just made me feel just great. Anyway, that tells you something about Ronald Reagan.

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