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Dikembe For President
January 30, 2007, 10:36 am
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Direct from Bush’s 2007 State Of The Union transcript:

Dikembe Mutombo grew up in Africa, amid great poverty and disease. He came to Georgetown University on a scholarship to study medicine — but Coach John Thompson got a look at Dikembe and had a different idea. (Laughter.) Dikembe became a star in the NBA, and a citizen of the United States. But he never forgot the land of his birth, or the duty to share his blessings with others. He built a brand new hospital in his old hometown. A friend has said of this good-hearted man: “Mutombo believes that God has given him this opportunity to do great things.” And we are proud to call this son of the Congo a citizen of the United States of America. [Wild Applause]

Dikembe Mutombo and Laura Bush

Dikembe Mutombo at State of the Union

dikembe mutombo

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