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Clinton Gets In Septuplets’ Hype

November 20, 1997

WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Clinton picked up the phone Thursday and told the parents of America’s new septuplets, ``You’re likely to be the most watched parents in America for the next 18 years.″

The president invited Kenny and Bobbi McCaughey of Des Moines, Iowa, their four new boys and three new girls, to visit him in the Oval Office ``when you figure out how to get a stroller to hold seven kids.″

In a five-minute telephone call, Clinton spoke first to Kenny McCaughey, asking him if the reality of the situation had sunk in, including estimates that the seven children will go through 40,000 diapers.

``You sound good; you sound very strong,″ Clinton told Mrs. McCaughey. ``Everyone at the White House is amazed. We all admire you. This will be a great adventure for you.″

And in a final comment Clinton told the new parents that theirs would be an experience in personal growth.

``When the kids all go off to school you’ll be able to run any company in America, because you’ll be the best manager in America,″ the president said.

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