How Bill Clinton & George W. Bush Put Politics Aside and Became BFFs

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    How Bill Clinton & George W. Bush Put Politics Aside and Became BFFs

    At his presidential library in Dallas on Thursday, George W. Bush sat for an hour with his predecessor, Bill Clinton, and tried to convey the depths of their friendship.

    Bush called Clinton humble, and respectful. He went further. He called the former president his “brother with a different mother” — not the first time he's used that term for the man who unseated his father, President George H.W. Bush, from the Oval Office.

    As if in reciprocity, Clinton posed outside the library between two oversized statues of Bush and his father, peek-a-boo style, as if he were the baby of this fictive harmonious family.


    How Bill Clinton and George W. Bush got over their politics and became BFFs - The Washington Post
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    Says a lot about these two men. Both are quality guys. I love how "W" calls Bill his "brother from a different mother." With all of the nastiness nowadays, it's nice to see this kind of friendship from two men with differing political perspectives.

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    I watched an interview with Barbara Bush a few years ago in which she said Bill Clinton was just like a son to her. The Clinton-Bush family friendship seems to run pretty deep.

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    I think it really bothered W how he was perceived when he left office. W was/ is just a very good dude and I think he wants to leave the world with that perception. Bill is just Bill.

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    I would love to hang out with the triumvirate of Bill , W, and Barack. That would be a blast!!!

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    I don't know why this surprises people. Politicians understand that politics a game played for the public's consumption and what they say publicly is how the game is won or lost with the those voting. Most of them privately respect and like each other. Many have a good laugh over how seriously we take their profession.

    It would not surprise me at all, if President Trump texted President Clinton before one of his tweets saying, "Hey Bill, watch this."

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