Exchange With Reporters in Cancun, Mexico
Q. Sir, do you have a reaction to Jill Carroll's release?
The President. Thank God.
Q. What do you know about why she is released?
The President. I'm really grateful she's released, and I want to thank those who worked hard for her release, and we're glad she's alive.
It's good to see you all. And I'd like to make sure you work more than you play.
NOTE: The exchange began at 8:07 a.m. at the LeBlanc Spa and Resort. In his remarks, the President referred to American journalist Jill Carroll, who was taken hostage in Baghdad, Iraq, on January 7 and released on March 30.
George W. Bush, Exchange With Reporters in Cancun, Mexico Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/214785