A Bush to honor a Clinton
June 27th, 2013
03:28 PM ET
10 months ago

A Bush to honor a Clinton

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton can add one more accolade to her resume for any future presidential runs, an award that will be given to her by a Bush, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.

In September, Clinton is scheduled to receive the National Constitution Center's 2013 Liberty Medal, which seeks to honor men and women who promote freedom around the world.

"Former Secretary Clinton has dedicated her life to serving and engaging people across the world in democracy," Jeb Bush, who is chairman of the Constitution Center, said in a statement released Thursday. "These efforts as a citizen, an activist, and a leader have earned Secretary Clinton this year's Liberty Medal."

In recognizing Clinton, the Constitution Center focused on Clinton's work both as first lady and as a U.S. senator as well as her time as secretary of state, promoting women's issues, health care and global diplomacy, among others.

Based in Philadelphia, the center includes a museum and serves as a hub for conversations on the Constitution and promoting citizenship.

The Liberty Medal was first conceived in 1988 in commemoration of the bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution. The Constitution Center took over the administration of the medal in 2006. Past awardees have included Muhammad Ali, former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, filmmaker Steven Spielberg and former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.

Clinton has declined to comment on any plans to run for president again in 2016 but that hasn't stopped speculation, or preparation.

Supporting Clinton is the Ready for Hillary PAC, formed with the explicit purpose of encouraging her to run and paving the way for a campaign. And she has already received the endorsements of Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Missouri, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York.

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Opposing the former secretary of state is the political action committee America Rising, which has a fundraising luncheon scheduled for next month in support of its StopHillary2016.org effort.

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If she does run for the White House, Clinton is expected to instantly become the overwhelming front runner for the Democratic nomination.

soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Larry in Houston

    WoW !! Will wonders never cease !!

    June 27, 2013 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    There goes Jeb's presidential ambitions down the drain.

    June 27, 2013 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  3. Bob

    Way past time to depose the Bush Family Evil Empire and begin to repair that damage that family has done to this country.

    June 27, 2013 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    Meanwhile, Bubba will in an undisclosed location "honoring" a bush.

    OH come on...I had to!!!

    June 27, 2013 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  5. Gurgyl

    These Rethuglicans better know where they stand right now–they do NOT have any chance nor any clue. Tell you the truth–this nation is going in a "RIGHT DIRECTION". Period.

    June 27, 2013 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    "you lefties always want to take the act of a single mentally unstable gun man and try to infringe on the rights of hundreds of millions of peope"

    No we don't. We point to it happening over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again...it happens every single day to children, adults, elderly, urban, suburban, rural, etc., all while you and the MSM ignore it. You've got ONE example of a Kermit Gosnell happening. ONE. That's it. ONE. SINGLE. EXAMPLE.

    June 27, 2013 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  7. just sayin

    the liberty medal for getting four of her employees killed then lying about it? geez, their standards are very, very low.

    June 27, 2013 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  8. Rudy NYC

    I'd bet $10,000 that Jeb's mother is proud of him for doing this. She might get her 2016 wish after all.

    June 27, 2013 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  9. Guess

    Google.bush family, then hold on, what a patriotic bunch those bushes

    June 27, 2013 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  10. lottie

    this should have the repos wetting their pants. I guess he is now in the same league as Christie.

    June 27, 2013 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  11. Anonymous

    Some of you people that post are nuts.

    June 27, 2013 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  12. NYJ

    Absolutely, nauseatingly pathetic.

    This woman should be on trial and they're giving her awards. Right up there with Obama getting the Nobel after committing war crimes.

    June 27, 2013 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  13. Peoples State of Illinois

    @Sniffit

    Meanwhile, Bubba will in an undisclosed location "honoring" a bush.

    OH come on...I had to!!!
    ----–
    Now that's funny right there, I don't care who you are.

    June 27, 2013 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |