Bill Clinton looked on as Oprah Winfrey prepared to give a speech in 2006. The former President appeared on Winfrey's talk show Tuesday.
(CNN) – Former president Bill Clinton appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show Tuesday to promote his new book, “Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World.”
When Winfrey introduced Clinton, she admitted she didn’t quite know how to address the former president.
“When you call, I don’t know what to say. Your Highness, sir, thank you, Mr. Former President. Mr. President. Mr. Clinton,” she said. “Could you tell I was all verklempt about it?”
Winfrey then asked Clinton what he wants to be called if his wife, Sen. Hillary Clinton, becomes president.
Clinton replied, “My Scottish friends say I should be called ‘First Laddie’ because it’s the closest thing to ‘First Lady.’”
The former president also told Winfrey that he does play a role in his wife’s presidential campaign, but “not in an organized way.”
“If she’s writing an important article or giving an important speech, she’ll ask me to read it. Particularly if it’s something I know a lot about,” he added.
- CNN Political Ticker Producer Xuan Thai