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President Unveils Official Portraits of the Clintons

For those interested, here are the remarks of President Bush as he hosted the unveiling of the portraits of former President William Jefferson Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton at the White House, today. Much levity filled the room as Bush regaled his audience with stories about Bill and Hillary. Representative excerpt:

"As you might know, my father and I have decided to call each other by numbers. (Laughter.) He’s 41, I’m 43. It’s a great honor to -- it’s a great pleasure to honor number 42. We’re glad you’re here, 42. (Applause.) The years have done a lot to clarify the strengths of this man. As a candidate for any office, whether it be the state attorney general or the President, Bill Clinton showed incredible energy and great personal appeal. As chief executive, he showed a deep and far-ranging knowledge of public policy, a great compassion for people in need, and the forward-looking spirit the Americans like in a President. Bill Clinton could always see a better day ahead -- and Americans knew he was working hard to bring that day closer.

Discussions - 3 Comments

Are you sure you didn’t leave out "(laughter)" in some other places?

Excellent comments on behalf of the President. Lavish praise gets you very far with the Clinton’s.... and with his book tour and all... why not pump up his image a bit more to make Senator Kerry look even less appealing to voters.

Paul

Let me add that the White House link to Bush’s remarks include a video link to not only Bush’s speech but those of Bill and Hillary, as well. You can see and hear for yourself when folks laughed or applauded (or coughed, for that matter).

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