When did George Herbert Walker Bush and Bill Clinton become BFFs? Clinton was on the news last night, talking about his upcoming surgery, and Bush was standing next to him, looking all concerned, like, “Gee, I hope my pal will be OK.” In fact, he seemed markedly more concerned than Clinton did.
I know they’ve been doing tsunami relief work together, which is great. But then they were at the Super Bowl. And now, it appears, they’re trading slam books and stickers and braiding each other’s hair. I kind of think that this is adorable, I’ll be honest with you. But it also shows that Bush Sr. has some class. I’m not going to lie to you: In Bush’s position, I can’t really picture being pal-sy with the guy who kicked my ass in a national election.
But then, I never really hated Bush the Elder as much. He always struck me as a pretty nice guy, with very different political beliefs than mine. No big deal. I’ve got lots of pals at all points of the political spectrum. I don’t want any of them to be president, but hey.