April 8th, 2014
09:00 AM ET
9 years ago

Bush-Clinton team up at NCAA championship game

(CNN) - Just two sports fans, hanging out together, watching the NCAA men's basketball championship game.

But in this case, it was former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, who sat next to each other Monday night in a luxury box at the championship game between Connecticut and Kentucky, which was played in Arlington, Texas.

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The two former presidents shared a laugh when the image of the two of them sitting together was projected on the giant video screens at AT&T Stadium. The bipartisan moment, during a break in the action in the first half of the game, drew applause from the crowd.

Former first lady Laura Bush was also in attendance, sitting next to her husband. They were all guests of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Sin verguenza!
    I would like to know how one keeps two wars off the books?
    How does that work in regards to Congress and whoever the hell was supposed to be doing the checking and the balancing?

    April 8, 2014 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  2. Tampa Tim

    DM4O – You are correct about wars off the books. Talk about cooking the books. Suddenly in 2009, $3 trillion is added to the national debt.

    April 8, 2014 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    It was a good game to watch. Personally, I didn't want to see either one of those teams win the championship.

    April 8, 2014 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  4. Anonymous

    Bush is an official Dallas resident, so I'm sure him and Jerry are around each other frequently. I saw that loser Tony "OhNo" Romo up there with them as well.

    April 8, 2014 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  5. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Good President on the left, bad president on the right.

    April 8, 2014 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  6. El Gato

    Good cop, bad cop.

    April 8, 2014 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  7. smith

    Bush and Clinton looked like a couple of regular chums at the game last night. Funny, the repbus dislike Clinton and the dems dislike Bush and they are together as good friends.

    April 8, 2014 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  8. MirrorMirror

    Disgusting!...What were you thinking Mr. Clinton???

    April 8, 2014 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  9. Yes It's Not

    I wonder if they paid for those tickets or if they got them comp'd.

    April 8, 2014 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  10. critical thinking

    President on the left NO WIFE next to him, President on the right WIFE next to him.

    I'm sure she is just so busy..lol..yeah right.

    April 8, 2014 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  11. The REAL Truth...

    @smith – Bush and Clinton looked like a couple of regular chums at the game last night. Funny, the repbus dislike Clinton and the dems dislike Bush and they are together as good friends.
    They are both members of a unique set of alumni. They have no reason to be other than chums in person.

    April 8, 2014 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  12. ru serious

    Either of these two men FAR better than what we have right now.

    April 8, 2014 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  13. redford1974

    Bill and W are great friends. Mrs Bush, W's Mom, views Bill as her adopted son

    April 8, 2014 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  14. Ol' Yeller


    "Bush and Clinton looked like a couple of regular chums at the game last night. Funny, the repbus dislike Clinton and the dems dislike Bush and they are together as good friends."

    I do not, of course, speak for all Democrats, but it isn't that I dislike bush, I just would like to see him held accountable for his War Crimes. I mean, seems ridiculous for President Clinton to be held to the highest accountability for a bj, while bush and his posse ride off into the sunset richer than God after destroying our economy, invading two countries under false pretenses which resulted in the deaths of thousands of our American troops and hundreds of thousands of civilians, and almost ruining America's reputation.
    Thank goodness President Obama was duly elected in a fair and proper election and was able to begin fixing the damage done by this worthless cretin and his despicable cronies.

    Other than this, he is an all right guy, I suppose.

    April 8, 2014 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  15. NealR2000

    Clinton is doing this for political purposes for Hillary's benefit. It creates the impression to swing voters that Hillary is not the leftie that Obama is. It's all about separating Hillary from Obama when she runs.

    April 8, 2014 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  16. p87n

    So your saying that politicians can get past the partisan crap and be civil with each other which people on the internet fail to comprehend? Say it ain't so!

    April 8, 2014 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  17. Dom

    There are only a few people who have ever been president of the USA. Think about the stress... Every problem in the world ends up getting thrown to them eventually. No other world leader has to worry about that – and that doesn't even consider all the domestic issues they battle daily. These guys and Obama know things nobody else does – and nobody knows what that job is like until you have it. Imagine if every world issue including wars, economy, terrorism, plane crashes, disasters of all sorts, etc. etc, ended up being your responsibility one way or another... That is one tough job so there is no doubt those two get along. Obama will end up friends with them too once he is out of office and can drop his daily work/stress level down.

    April 8, 2014 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  18. cheapster505

    "it's good to be EX Presidents huh George ?" Sure is Billy Jeff"

    April 8, 2014 10:42 am at 10:42 am |