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George Bush honors Clinton at White House (LOL Incredible)
« on: June 14, 2004, 01:52:56 PM »
This is hilarious... it showcases what I like best about both Bush, and Clinton.

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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush praised his predecessor's "energy and joy" Monday as the official portraits of former President Clinton and first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton were unveiled in a lighthearted ceremony at the White House.

The Clintons received a standing ovation from guests in the East Room of the executive mansion before the paintings by artist Simmie Knox were revealed.

"President Clinton and Sen. Clinton, welcome home," Bush said.

Clinton said it was a great honor for him, his wife -- now a U.S. senator from New York -- and their family to return to "this wonderful place we called home for eight years."

Bush's introduction, he said, "made me feel like a pickle stepping into history."

"The president, by his generous words to Hillary and me today, has proved once again that in the end, we are held together by this grand system of ours that permits us to debate and struggle and fight for what we believe is right," Clinton said.

Knox, a self-taught artist, also has created official portraits of former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and several members of Congress. Clinton said Knox's life -- the painter was born in 1935 to a family of sharecroppers in Aliceville, Alabama -- is "a great American story." (Full story)

Bush said Mrs. Clinton is the only sitting senator whose portrait hangs in the White House.

"It is a somewhat daunting experience to have your portrait hung in the White House," she said. "It is something that really does, more than any other act, sort of puts your place in history in this building for all the ages and all the people who come through here to see and reflect upon."

Disparaged by many Republicans during his two terms in office and impeached over allegations he lied under oath about an affair with a White House intern, Clinton said he hoped to "live long enough to see us return to vigorous debates where we argue who's right and wrong, not who's good and bad."

"My experience is most of the people I've known in this work are good people who love their country desperately," he said. "And I am profoundly grateful that for a brief period I had a chance to be one of them."

 
The former president applauds at the unveiling of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's portrait as first lady.
Bush, who is facing a bitter re-election campaign, praised the optimism Clinton displayed throughout his political career. "After all, you've got to be optimistic to give six months of your life running the McGovern campaign in Texas," he said, referring to Clinton's role in the 1972 presidential race.

"Bill Clinton could always see a better day ahead, and Americans knew he was working hard to bring that day closer. Over eight years, it was clear that Bill Clinton loved the job of the presidency. He filled this house with energy and joy."

After a brief recap of Clinton's career, Bush added, "I could tell you more of the story -- but it's coming out in fine bookstores all over America." Clinton's memoirs are scheduled to be published June 22.


 

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Re:George Bush honors Clinton at White House (LOL Incredible)
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2004, 02:13:27 PM »
Bush can't speak much of anything by himself.

He's not a qualified president in my book.
 

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Re:George Bush honors Clinton at White House (LOL Incredible)
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2004, 02:26:56 PM »

 

lol why on earth do they get seperate portraits? its not like she did anything.
 

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Re:George Bush honors Clinton at White House (LOL Incredible)
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2004, 03:43:11 PM »

 

lol why on earth do they get seperate portraits? its not like she did anything.

Don't talk about our 44th president like that.

One thing about Clinton is that his been supportive of Bush in his president. Of course Bush has always tried hard to be more of a down the middle figure, rather than a hard line conservative, so a move to honor the Clintons is not a surprise.
 

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Re:George Bush honors Clinton at White House (LOL Incredible)
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2004, 04:41:53 PM »

 

lol why on earth do they get seperate portraits? its not like she did anything.

Are you kidding me? The 1992 campaign ran on the whole premise that if you voted Bill, you got Hillary as well, a two for one deal. That's how Bill won Arkansas as well.

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Re:George Bush honors Clinton at White House (LOL Incredible)
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2004, 07:34:05 PM »
Bush can't speak much of anything by himself.

He's not a qualified president in my book.

Um... what does that have to do with anything in this thread?  
 

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Re:George Bush honors Clinton at White House (LOL Incredible)
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2004, 07:53:00 PM »
Bush can't speak much of anything by himself.

He's not a qualified president in my book.

Um... what does that have to do with anything in this thread?  


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After a brief recap of Clinton's career, Bush added, "I could tell you more of the story -- but it's coming out in fine bookstores all over America." Clinton's memoirs are scheduled to be published June 22.
 

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Re:George Bush honors Clinton at White House (LOL Incredible)
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2004, 08:07:05 PM »
Oh.  I thought Bush was being nice and promoting sales of Clinton's book being released next week.  Guess I wasn't being cynical enough...
 

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Re:George Bush honors Clinton at White House (LOL Incredible)
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2004, 08:13:52 PM »
Oh.  I thought Bush was being nice and promoting sales of Clinton's book being released next week.  Guess I wasn't being cynical enough...

This is not the first time he has used this line....Bush added, "I could tell you more -- but blah bla blah -- fine bookstores all over America."

This guy knows much about nothing.