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Clinton/Bush: Haiti

Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are spearheading a fundraiser relief effort for Haiti at the request of President Obama.  While Bush said he doesn’t miss the spotlight, he says he believes his role post presidency is to use his resources to help where he can.  He believes the immediate goal for the relief effort is to save as many lives as possible and then develop a strategy from there.  Bill Clinton said that his role Post Presidency is not to tell the current President [Obama] what to do but to show up and help when asked to do so.  Together they should be able to raise a significant amount of money and resources for Haiti.  It’s a very unique situation to see them working together.  However, despite the fact that they do not always agree on everything, they’ve always considered each other good friends.  In this particular case, they do not have to worry about choosing political sides since they both agree that the right thing to do is help Haiti in every way possible.

Read more about Bush, Clinton and gain a perspective from Clinton’s counselor, Doug Band, on the collaboration of the two by following the embedded link to the NY Times article.

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