Skip to comments.Is there a new member of the Bush family?
Posted on 01/30/2006 12:22:36 PM PST by Tulsa Ramjet
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush says Bill Clinton has become so close to his father that the Democratic former president is like a member of the family.
Former President George Bush has worked with Clinton to raise money for victims of the Asian tsunami and the hurricane disaster along the U.S. Gulf Coast.
Asked about his father and Clinton, Bush quipped, "Yes, he and my new brother."
"That's a good relationship. It's a fun relationship to watch," Bush said in an interview with CBS News broadcast on Sunday.
While attending Pope John Paul's funeral, Bush said, "It was fun to see the interplay between dad and Clinton. One of these days, I'll be a member of the ex-president's club. ... I'll be looking for something to do."
He said ex-presidents share rare experiences that others cannot understand. "And so I can understand why ex-presidents are able to put aside old differences," he said.
Bush said he checked in with Clinton occasionally.
"And you know, he says things that makes it obvious -- that makes it obvious to me that we're kind of, you know, on the same wavelength about the job of the presidency. Makes sense, after all, there's this kind of commonality," he said.
Bush jokingly referred to speculation that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, the former president's wife, will seek the Democratic nomination for the presidency. He had earlier referred to the former first lady as "formidable."
"Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton," he said, referring to how Bill Clinton had followed his father, and Hillary Clinton could follow him.
"Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton"
All in the family. :D
Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton, Bush (Jeb).
Clintoon will suck up to anything and anybody to gain respectability that he so desperately needs to benefit his cow's political aspirations. Gotta remember that clintoon and the cow are amoral, and ethically-challenged members of the human race.
It goes back to 1989 in an education conference in VA, when then President Bush began to gush uncontrollably over having Governor Clinton at the conclave. Or maybe, it's no different from Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr., gushing over GA Jimmy Carter.
Neil lobbied for a new brother that would make him look less shitty by comparison.
Keep your enemies close to you.
The scary thing is, they did just finish playing a game of Risk -- a real game of it, using the actual Earth.
I think you are right. Having these type of articles is an attempt to legitimize her as a politician by association. In other words, if ol' Bill is okay with the Bushes, then he and his wife must still be acceptable to others rather than the pariah they are. But other than be First Lady of Ark, and First Lady White House, and her carpet bag approach to US Senator of NY, truly what has she done?
You have to remember that while the CIA was running drugs and guns in and out of Mena, Arkansas, good old Bill was the Guv.
George H W Bush was the head of the CIA at the time.
So they probably have a relationship based on keeping each other out of jail. Alternatively it may be a keep your friends close and your enemies closer approach on the part of the two former presidents.
Lay down with dogs...
Frankly, its an embarrassment to
We can only speculate....or expectorate....
LOL - I wouldn't read too much into this - although I've finished a few Risk games in my life that have indeed ended the relationship back in the real world!
"You have to remember that while the CIA was running drugs and guns in and out of Mena, Arkansas, good old Bill was the Guv.
George H W Bush was the head of the CIA at the time.
So they probably have a relationship based on keeping each other out of jail. Alternatively it may be a keep your friends close and your enemies closer approach on the part of the two former presidents."
Next thing you know, we are going to find out that Dennis Hopper has been secretly running the whole mess based on the hidden discourses written by Col. Kurtz in Apocalypse Now.
Paging Dr. Freud. Remember Clinton's real father was dead, and he didn't get along with the stepfather. Bush senior is probably the first decent older man he's ever been around, and he is too smart not to appreciate that. Bush senior is a genuinely good man who sets high standards. Who knows what kind of person Clinton might have turned out to be if he had had a Bush senior in his life at the critical times, like the President did. A father's care and guidance are of supreme importance.
Ironically, illustrates the most likely place to find Bill Clinton - a bush on each side.
Yes, but she's out there today saying that Bush was purposely slow to respond to Katrina because he wanted to break up the Dem voting block in New Orleans. If he tolerates comments like that, he's not as strong as I thought.
I'm not sure about all the "strategery" but I will note that President Reagan was gracious to Carter once he got him out of the Oval Office - were you critical of Ronnie about that too?
"Clintoon will suck up to anything..."
Bubba's a blood-sucking leech, and the Heinous Harridan is a barnacle!
keep your enemy close at hand.
I'm thinking that Clinton absolutely hates this.
I think GWB is too nice sometimes. President Reagan also held his temper with his opponents too. I don't think I could do it but it just shows they are men of far better character than the 42d president and his ilk.
Reagan was gracious to Carter and even went to the opening of the Carter Library. That was way before Jimmah became a big mouth. I don't remember Reagan ever calling Carter his brother, or The Gipper playing golf with Jimmah. Do you?
"keep your enemy close at hand."
And take him to bed, as well.
Read "Compromised" by Terry Reed. Then it will all become clear. And scary.
What does Billy Carter or why Reagan never golfed with Carter even matter? All I am saying is we should not blow this out of proportion - have you even read the interview:
GHW is non-confrontational. GW is very much confrontational. But neither have hair trigger tempers, which makes them seem less confrontational.
Watching GW's face during some the interviews and debates and it is pretty obvious he has his temper on a tight leash. Consider GWB's management style... It is not the management style of a person inclined to avoiding confrontations.
(Bill Clinton is non-confrontational. His management style and public policy were focused on avoiding confrontation.)
Something like that :-)
"I don't get it. Here is a history revisionist, former president, pounding on your son's policies daily, and they want to hang out like they just finished up a game of "Risk" and everything is hunky-dory. Somebody with insight please explain it.
Actually, I don't recall Ronald Reagan ever golfing (he'd much rather ride a horse / spend time at Rancho del Cielo in Santa Barbara (I will check next if he ever had Carter there). So, I think I have confirmed this through Google:
I've never regretted having voted for Ross Perot and Admiral Stockdale in 1992; after having read this, and the article about Bush, Sr. giving Teddy Kennedy a citizenship award from an organization he (Bush) heads and reading John Podhoretz book about how Bush 41 said he didn't want "any of that right-wing stuff" around the White HOuse after his defeat, I'm convinced that I (and the other 20 percent of the voters) did the right thing.
Conspiracy theorists suggest that the Bush family and the Clinton family are partners in crime. The Wall Street Journal briefly pursued their connection through an airport in Mena, AR.
Part of what makes him a dangerous sociopath is his ability to charm those he seeks to control.
Yeah. Here's the parts I saved. Like I said, its an embarrassment. Reality bites. I don't think anyone in 2000-2001 would have predicted that GWBush would be calling Bill Clinton, his brother. I can't believe anyone around FR would be defending PresBush for his remarks yesterday. It's not a huge issue, but it doesn't sit well with most Republicans.
From: Face the Nation (CBS News) - Sunday, January 29, 2006 BURRELLE'S INFORMATION SERVICES
SCHIEFFER: Mm-hmm. But he's with his friend, Bill Clinton.
Pres. BUSH: Yeah, he and my new brother.
SCHIEFFER: New brother.
Pres. BUSH: Yeah, he--and it's a good relationship. It's a fun relationship to watch. You know, I had President Clinton and dad and Laura and Condi and I flew out to the Holy Father's funeral and it was fun to see the interplay between dad and Clinton.
SCHIEFFER: Mm-hmm, mm-hmm.
Pres. BUSH: One of these days I'll be a member of the ex-presidents club.
Pres. BUSH: I'll be looking for something to do.
SCHIEFFER: You know, if Senator Clinton becomes president...
Pres. BUSH: Yeah. Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton.
SCHIEFFER: ...we'll see the day when the two of you will be as close as ex-presidents.
Pres. BUSH: Yeah. I think there's--I do think there's--I think that, you know, when your time's up, that there's a kind of a kinship that you develop.
Pres. BUSH: You know, there's a lot of shared experiences and so I can understand why ex-presidents are able to put aside old differences.
SCHIEFFER: Mm-hmm. I can, too.
Pres. BUSH: Really.
SCHIEFFER: If you hadn't done the job, how can you really understand.
Pres. BUSH: That's exactly right. I've talked--I check in with Bill Clinton occasionally, just to see how he's doing.
Pres. BUSH: And you know, he says things that makes it obvious to me that we're kind of, you know, on the same wavelength with the job of the presidency.
Pres. BUSH: It makes sense, after all.
SCHIEFFER: Yeah, yeah.
Pres. BUSH: This is kind of commonality.
God help us.
Our country may not survive that kind of Big Stupid Government monkey on our backs.
Time to flush.
Why would the prez even expose Laura and Condi to a man like clintoon? I wanna barf at the thought.
Ahem, W may want to rethink this!
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