Warm & Fuzzy

Bush Calls Clinton His ‘Brother’

Their party brethren could take a cue from the joint appearance of former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton at a Toronto event on Friday. The two shared the stage in front of 6,000 people attending a forum and, much to the crowd’s chagrin, rarely engaged in forceful debate—in fact, former President Bush joked that his mother, Barbara, feels “President Clinton and Father share the stage so much, he's like a son to her." Bush continued: "So brother, it's good to see you." Taking a more serious tone, President Bush said the Cuban trade embargo should remain, while Clinton said it “ought to be part of the hemisphere.” On the topic of same-sex marriage, Bush called wedlock between a man and a woman “sacred” and Clinton said the more he knows gay people, the more he feels their relationships “should be up to them.” Each was paid an undisclosed—and likely very handsome—sum to appear.