April 25th, 2013
12:50 PM ET
10 years ago

Clinton's bathroom humor about Bush paintings

(CNN) - President Bill Clinton delivered a few friendly jokes during his remarks at the George W. Bush Presidential Ceremony dedication ceremony in Dallas, with one of them poking fun at his successor's new hobby of painting.

"I probably shouldn't say this, but I'm going to anyway. Your mother showed me some of your landscapes and animal paintings, and I thought they were great. Really great. And I seriously considered calling you and asking you to do a portrait of me–until I saw the results of your sister's hacked e-mails," Clinton said. "Those bathroom sketches were wonderful, but at my age, I think I should keep my suit."

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Bush could be seen laughing heartily at the joke.

The hacked emails included some private photographs of the Bushes as well as some of Bush's paintings. The emails also delved into personal family topics, scheduling matters and contact information for dozens of extended Bush relatives.

The United States Secret Service is investigating the hacking and publication of the private emails.

Filed under: Bill Clinton • George W. Bush • Texas
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Pk duster

    Love that man i wish he was president now

    April 25, 2013 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  2. Pk duster

    Hope this if the good side of georige we have never seen

    April 25, 2013 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  3. much thunder..little rain

    may not of like his politics all the time but clinton did a nice job

    April 25, 2013 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  4. Ray E. (Georgia)

    Aw, Humm,
    Bill Clinton couldn't put up the pictures he wanted to put up with Hillary around.

    April 25, 2013 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  5. Larry in Houston

    wish it would be legal for him to "re-run" again. He would probably get elected, compared to the clowns on that stage, during the republican primaries. If his wife don't run, let me put it this way – as cheney said : we will be in deep doo doo.

    April 25, 2013 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  6. Boomer in Mo

    He's a better painter than he was president.

    April 25, 2013 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  7. The Elephant in the Room

    I totally disagree with the two term limit for Presidents.

    No more than two CONSECUTIVE TERMS, ok I can buy that. No Putin [VP-like] shenanigans before being President again, check. But I`d love for Barack to be back in the Whitehouse in 2024. He`s young enough and combine that with 8 years of trial by fire, he`d be superb.

    April 25, 2013 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  8. vikingwoman

    Bill Clinton helped to lift up this nation & George W took us to the trenches! Were still trying to climb out, w/no help from his party! His influence certainly cast a long shadow!!

    April 25, 2013 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |