November 4th, 2009
07:11 PM ET
3 years ago

Update: Bush, Clinton cancel joint event

A joint event featuring both former president has been cancelled.
A joint event featuring both former president has been cancelled.

Washington (CNN) - A representative for former President Bill Clinton is confirming a report that a scheduled event featuring Clinton and former President George W. Bush has been cancelled by the two ex-presidents.

Radio City Music Hall had announced that the two former presidents were set to share the legendary venue's stage on February 25.

But the New York Post reported on Wednesday afternoon that Bush and Clinton have cancelled the event because the promoter had "overhyped" the joint appearance.

In an e-mail to CNN, Clinton spokesman Matt McKenna confirmed the New York Post's report.

Earlier, McKenna had stressed that the New York event would not be a heated debate.

"Just a moderated conversation...no fireworks," he said.

Earlier: Bush, Clinton to appear at Radio City Music Hall


–CNN's Alexander Mooney and Kay Jones contributed to this report.


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soundoff (79 Responses)
  1. D. D.

    What's with this? This was going to be so entertaining- as much as listening to Rambling, Rich Rush.
    President Bush should never speak in the same room as the speaker of almost all speakers: President Clinton. He should send Vice President Cheney, Carl Rove or one of the twins. President Clinton will have mercy on them.

    November 4, 2009 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm |
  2. Nik without a c Kripalani

    Clinton did the right thing, by canceling the show with G.W.B. shows that you can do it politely and just schedule it somewhere else like in CA which makes it easier for people to drive to. Clinton was the one who gave me rather a good wage, and it went up till about 99 and then after that it went down and continued to go down. So my point is one was smarter and did the right thing.

    Tip my Cap to Mr. Clinton. Keep up the good work.

    Hope to see your show sometime.

    November 4, 2009 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
  3. trueblue

    Why don't these two just get off the stage period; who needs them?
    Didn't they do enough to make us suffer when they were in the White House? We need better leaders. I'm still hoping Pres. Obama doesn't become another Clinton triangulator.

    November 4, 2009 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
  4. Tanbiker2

    Good for Bill Clinton for cancelling any public appearance with GWBush, our war criminal ex-president. No decent Democrat should ever share a stage or public forum with that bag of slime. Let's continue to hope that Bush is indicted for his crimes one day. It's never to late and there is no statute of limitations for war crimes.

    November 4, 2009 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm |
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