President Clinton's operation was successful. It took four hours to complete. They drained the fluids in the president's chest cavity and took away some scar tissue. They implanted a tube in the president's chest, which will remain there for a few days to keep draining the fluids in his chest.
Right now Mr. Clinton is awake. He is tired, but very upbeat. Mrs. Clinton and Chelsea are here too. Mr. Clinton is his usual self, joking around with the nurses and doctors. He is teaching Chelsea and me how to play poker.
Everything is all right.