Skip to comments.Bush: Mother Calls Clinton “My Fourth Brother”
Posted on 01/17/2010 12:49:15 PM PST by presidio9
Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton have joined President Obama to spearhead American relief to victims of Haitis devasting earthquake. During a Saturday interview for "Face the Nation" at the White House, the two politically opposite former Presidents admitted how close a relationship they actually have.
Moderator Bob Schieffer asked both men if they consider one another good friends. Yeah I do, Bush replied. Me too, Clinton echoed.
My mother calls him my fourth brother, Bush admitted. The black sheep of the family, Clinton joked.
President Bush admitted that on occasion he would call his predecessor while in the White House.
I was always pleased when he called me, Clinton said. Id try to make it a practice never to bother the president. I dont call President Obama either, I dont think its you know, theyve got plenty to do. But I, we have developed a very honest, good friendship, Clinton explained.
Weve made our disagreements respectful and weve had a good time doing it, he added.
Thank goodness the bush/clinton era is over.
Now I know why he did some of the nutty things he did.
After all the crap the put us through then they come out and act like brothers?
Don’t ever come back to politics guys.
4th Bubba ran the GWB 2nd term too from the Bush family basement!
Note to George,keep that dirt bag adopted brother away from your daughters.
The Bush's East Coast elitist noblesse oblige, and Clinton doesn't get it.
There yah go again Dubyah - trying to help a stray feral dog agin!!!!!!!!!
Dubyah - Bubba is from a dysfunctional family - pleeeeeeeeeese do not let him contaminate your own!!!!
Yes he ran a good con on us!
I know. The libs won’t ever stop laughing at him and he just lost more respect of those who supported all the way. I never believed that the serenity part of the AA prayer meant “step on me so I can absolve my guilt”.
Bush the elder is more than a passing acquaintance of Slick Willie.
“Compromised: Clinton, Bush and the CIA” by Terry Reed.
Got my copy 3 weeks after publishing, just after Slick Willie’s inaugural. It is credible except for some accusations on the cover that are clearly wrong. (to sell books)
Slick was bought with money off Contra effort cash flow. As miserable as Slick Willie is, he is Not nearly as bad as Obozo is.
Not everybody who quits drinking goes to AA. To my knowledge George Bush was never "in" the Program.
There fixed that!
I can't stand RINOs. It is time to get rid of them all.
As much as I always respected the Bush’s, I have to agree with you. Now if we can keep that skank Hellary from running for the Presidency again, all will be well. :)
Where is the projectile vomit warning?
What a load of rubbish. Slick Willie will continue to lie right until the very day he passes from this earth..
Anyone remember Bill Clinton's campaign in Florida against Jeb Bush? And the anti-Goerge Bush hate he actively stoked up?
“They guy doesn’t speak for a year and then he comes out with that?”
It explains a lot.
See my post #14
The New World Order family.
Barack is probably the half brother...
If Jimmah survives, he and zero can commiserate with one another.
Just revolting. No words for this.
That depends on how he is removed from office.
My son has been in AA for 30 years and from what I have learned from him about the 12 step program, no way GB would do it, in the first place his mother would not be allowed to tell they how to run the program.
At least we had better hope it’s over-a Bush is a Bush is a Bush and Jeb would be no better. The Bushes call themselves Texans, but their headwaters are in New England RINO moderate elitism. And, they are itinerant political whores.
I'm not in AA, but I stopped drinking over five years ago, and I know a lot of people in the Program. Some of them are big-time NYC executives. Others are famous actors and professional atheletes. I believe that it might be possible to attend meetings in the White House, but they would need to be closed meetings in the White House, with carefully picked attendees. Even then, it would still inevitibly get out. Even if it did get out, and Bush was directly questioned about it, the 11th Tradition would prevent him from giving a straight answer.
Liberals seem to be the ones who assert that it would have been imposible for Bush to quit using only prayer and family. I often heard the same warning from people in AA. I can testify that it is certainly possible, because I did it. So did he, I believe.
Bush provided more assistance to the democrat party than Clinton!
If you were 'in the club' so to speak, life was good. We had sergeants purchasing homes a few blocks away from Alan Alda's weekend retreat......
Now tell me how a sergeant in 1986 comes up with the bread for a $1.3 million dollar home? When jumbo interest rates were between 9 to 10 percent?
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot - Jorge STFU. Stay out da Bushes. Amnesty shamnesty.
the “black sheep” is shooting his mouth off behind your back within a few minutes
Pres. Bush made the same kinds of comments back in May, when he was on a dais with Pres. Clinton
Sorry to hear that.
When it comes to crunch time there is no line they will not cross!
In all honesty, being president can be a very lonely job. I liken this to the AI contestants who forge friendships. They understand what the other has gone through. This doesn’t mean they agree on all things politically, because they don’t. Its a very small club with only 5 living at the present. None of us know what its like to be in that pressure cooker. And, who’s to say we can’t learn from each other’s mistakes or successes?
Geesh, people, lighten up. Clinton did some good things for this country as well as not so good, but, his presidency was never catergorized as a failure like Jimmah Carter. I’ll bet none of them call him for advice!
Politicians are such actors! The put on an act that they don’t like each other, that they disagree with each other, that they are fighting against their evil competition to keep the country safe, they have the country divided by politics and then, when no one is looking, they slap each other on the back for their performances.
sickening...like they don’t actually get the seriousness of their jobs. like immature idiot teenagers!
So were you greatly offended by what Trent Lott said about Strom Thurmond?
No. Why? Is there some similarity?
Both are insincere compliments given at times where such are traditional. Lott complimenting Thurmond at his 100th birthday party and G.W.Bush complimenting Clinton as they try to raise funds for Haiti relief.
Times like my too examples above are like toast at a wedding dinner. No one expects wedding toast to be anything but complimentary, no matter how the one offerring the toast actually feels. But it is amazing how many people in political sites claim not to understand such things. It is one thing for the race baiter to pretend that Lott was serious about Thurmond. I expect no better of the race baiters. It is another thing for people here not to understand such customs. I expect better of people here.
Like kids sharing candy. One for you, two for me, Two for you, two for me. When the media is hyping you a GOP candidate look out but most important look at what the heck they actually stand for and in Bush's case who they have stood and stand with. You can send a N.E. Liberal Rockefeller Republican to Texas to live for business reasons but he'll still teach his children to be Rockefeller Republican liberals. No more Bush.
Gosh, I just feel so badly that I "do not inderstand such customs." I'll try not to disappoint you in the future.
How did Cheney put up with him for eight years? Good luck with your memoirs, Dubya...I won't be buying your book.
Lott’s attempt was not failed nor awkward until the race baiter got ahold of it. It was a typical sometimes sincere, sometimes insincere compliment given at weddings, funerals, birthdays etc.
Bush’s attempt at complimenting Clinton was if anything more awkward as it pointed out that he does not really have a family of his own and that it would be surprising for a classy family like the Bush family to treat him as one of their own. But it is necessary when they are joining together to raise disaster relief funds.
Whether you disappoint me in the future is of no accord. Social skills are often important in peoples lives. And since this is a political board, you really need to understand in politics saying someone is your best bud may be an insincere compliment whether it is in the Senate or someone in your party or even an opponent. It may and of is meaningless when people in politics toss around a compliment.
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