Bill Clinton as a hand towel for George W. Bush

The two ex-presidents were down in Haiti, shaking hands with locals, when George W. Bush encountered … something. Possibly slimy.

What’s a hygienic-minded Westerner to do? At the 17-second mark in this BBC video posted on YouTube, Bush gives Bill Clinton an efficient little pat-wipe on the shoulder:

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93 comments Add your comment

mike

March 24th, 2010
7:03 pm

Thanks for your standard partisan pettiness, Jim.

What exactly are you contributing anyway?

TW

March 24th, 2010
7:13 pm

Why would anyone expect different from the guy who took a massive, eight-year dump on the country?

Mitch Cumstein

March 24th, 2010
7:13 pm

Glad it wasn’t the other way around. Lord know what slimy “stuff” Clinton could wipe on W.

Mitch Cumstein

March 24th, 2010
7:16 pm

TW, Don’t be so hard on the guy, I mean, W did all he could to undo the mess Clinton left.
Further, my question is who will fix the mess this current idiot in cheif is putting us in. And when I say “us”, I mean taxpayers, not the freeloaders who have dragged this great republic of ours down.

GWBush

March 24th, 2010
7:19 pm

Mike, what are you contributing other than your bipartisan opinion. The proof is in the pudding the video doesn’t lie, George Bush is nasty and this is a indication of how nasty this man is………..you need to look at the facts. He is the reason our economy is in the catastrophe today. If you voted him in need to evaluate yourself and morals, It’s obivious how nasty BUSH is…..

GWBush

March 24th, 2010
7:20 pm

Mitch you are an IDIOT!!!

Byron Mathison Kerr

March 24th, 2010
7:23 pm

Yet another example of Republican President George W. Bush passing along his mess to a Democrat.

IGNORANTS ON PARAID

March 24th, 2010
7:25 pm

Whatever was on his hand must have been really, really nasty to think wiping his hand on that pile of walking, talking human waste would be better.

kaygeeone

March 24th, 2010
7:25 pm

I agree with Mitch. But come on people, look at the video….it’s funny as hell….

GWBush

March 24th, 2010
7:26 pm

Mitch Cum stain?????LOL!

Used to be Disgusted

March 24th, 2010
7:29 pm

I guess Bush wanted to see what a real President, you know one who was actually elected, feels like.

What a useless piece of crap W was/is/always shall be.

Mitch Cumstein

March 24th, 2010
7:29 pm

You darn morons out there who can’t count to 5 are the reason we’re going downhill. Who sounded the alarm 18 times to congress about the sub-prime mortgage mess? W did, and it was Bawny Fwank and Chris Dodd that allowed it and encouraged it. It is a well thought out recipe to destroy this rebublic and re-build a socialist utopia. Guess what morons, you’ve been found out! All the bed wetting panty waste liberals will be sent packing come November and the hard working taxpayers will be in charge and it’ll be the bread line for all of you freeloaders. No more welfare, no more food stamps. You idiots live in public housing that I pay for, yet you drive a Mercedes with $7,000 worth of rims (leased I might add).

GWBush

March 24th, 2010
7:35 pm

Mitch your IQ is showing at all time high of 5!! If I was you I wouldn’t write another comment. We see how trailer you think.

Used to be Disgusted

March 24th, 2010
7:35 pm

Why do you hate America?

Joan Moon

March 24th, 2010
7:38 pm

It looks like Bush shook someone’s hand. He’s a dirty dog and should be impounded in prison for the things he’s done to this nation.

Lil

March 24th, 2010
7:41 pm

Just goes to show Bush thinks that blacks are dirty.

Mitch Cumstein

March 24th, 2010
7:44 pm

“If I was you I would’t write another comment”!???
Well you don’t be’s me and I gonna write all I want.

You see how trailer I think? Idiot, learn grammar and sentence structure, then talk about how “trailer” I am.

Oh, and by the way, it should have been, “If I were you…”

Red

March 24th, 2010
7:47 pm

One minute liberals say W couldn’t tie his own shoes. The next minute they say he single handedly tanked the world’s largest economy over inept policies. Amazing how liberals give W so much credit. With such amazing and broad powers he took down the entire global economy. And no one else had anything to do with it. Nevermind years of pathetic banking and mortgage policies set to fail. Amazing how Dems had slightly less than half of Congress 5 of the 8 years and had control of Congress for the other three. But Bush somehow became Ceasar and forced full control on this country. But yet Republicans are the whiny, insane, conspiratorial types.

Note to liberals – get a clue. Better yet, tax one since that seems to be the only way you get something.

GWBush

March 24th, 2010
7:50 pm

no Einstein it’s wouldn’t not would’t. I see you are using your GED certification and are proud to display your writing skills. Mitch get a life…..

Trey

March 24th, 2010
7:53 pm

I would do the same think if I was shaking hands with someone with no personal hygeine.

Tony

March 24th, 2010
7:55 pm

Sigh. WHEN is that asteroid/comet going to HIT, already?!

Hank

March 24th, 2010
7:57 pm

To all you stupid liberals on here. It was the US gov’t, fannie and freddie, that created and escalated the housing crisis and put us in the mess we are in. It’s the dems who pushed a loan for every deadbeat cretin out there. SO shut up and get over your blame bush for everything crap. Stupid ignorant morons.

Dee

March 24th, 2010
7:59 pm

Mitch…”W did, and it was Bawny Fwank and Chris Dodd that allowed it and encouraged it”..How can you ever speak of grammar with that horrible fragment sentence that you just posted, idiot…I get sick people like you that swear you know exactly what brought this county to this point. You never elude to that it was a shared responsibility, but instead you blame everything on the liberals. You are probably proud of the idiots that call themselves as the “Tea party”, where the sling racial and homophobic slurs. It would seem any real man or woman would publicly denounce that type of conduct, but no, those morbid dunces, are actually proud of it. As you can see it doesn’t change anything, yet and still you are happy and joyous that someone is speaking what you wish you could but lack the balls to say so in public.

Mitch Cumstein

March 24th, 2010
8:08 pm

Dee,
Sweetie, honey, sugar plum- it’s not “elude” but rather “allude”. Good try though!

And yes I’m proud of the tea partiers and minute men, et al. I wish I could join them, but alas, someone has to pay the taxes.

Atlanta Native

March 24th, 2010
8:13 pm

That’s funny! It would be just as funny the other way around!

Mitch Cumstein Momma

March 24th, 2010
8:21 pm

Excuse my boy. He doesn’t know any better. He’s been watching Glen Beck and got hypnotized by that idiot. We raised this boy to be a fine young man. Instead, we had to send him to the funny farm in Jackson, GA. We believe that Bill Clinton was a great president. He put our nation into prosperity. The dumbo, Bush, screwed it up. We pray that our current President can fix this fine nation of ours.

jethro bodine

March 24th, 2010
8:23 pm

I’m glad to see that hyper partisanship is on holiday today folks! I’ll surely not lower myself to that level. However, I do know pond scum when I see it, and Bush surely is it!

Johnny

March 24th, 2010
8:29 pm

He was wiping a bug off his shirt for him. At least he claimed it was a bug although no bug was ever found. He later admitted it was not a bug, and what he actually was doing was rubbing out a wrinkle. Bush later claimed that he was going to rub his shoulders but remembered what happened the last time when he rubbed that German ladies shoulders and simply made a mistake. Oh wait Bush never makes mistakes.

DannyX

March 24th, 2010
8:32 pm

So this is it? We get one year of W’s self-imposed exile? He thinks he can show his face after one lousy year??????? I thought he had agreed to disappear for 5 years.

Republicans must be livid. They’ve been pretending Bush never happened. Or they try to insist they are Baggers, not Republicans. Republicans just took a big hit on the health care issue, now Bush comes out of exile early and has the nerve to stand next to a President that left the White House with a 65% approval rating. The contrast is stark. The public will see winner vs loser.

Another boneheaded move by the Republicans, idiots. Health care and Bush. LOL.

king of mean

March 24th, 2010
8:33 pm

this video is worthless… shows absolutely nothing…

has anyone ever thought that maybe, just maybe, if Clinton had the balls to chase down and capture Bin Laden when we had the chance to – what effect a “no 911″ would’ve had on the economy? clinton was more worried about chubby chasing in the white house than capturing terrorists – and maybe if he would have concentrated a little bit more on real threats that the economy could’ve continued to grow? and maybe even have had enough of a cushion to absorb the mortgage meltdown? does everyone forget that W’s entire presidency (except for his first 8 months) was geared around protecting this country and ALL of the people in it – yes, even stupid, freeloading, welfare recipients???

Dawg On It

March 24th, 2010
8:34 pm

Never argue with an Idiot. From a distance people can’t tell the difference.
Mitch Cumstein?(Come on Really?)Cum-Stain!
Too easy when you are talking about Clinton!!! That was a joke right?

Mitch Cumstein

March 24th, 2010
8:34 pm

Gee, thanks mom. I don’t know what got into me! That stint at Jackson did me some good for sure!
Our beloved president as well as the first black one, deserve our utmost resect and patience. Why, this shambles of a country deserves better than George Bush, I mean, he wasn;t even elected in the first place! “He stole that election like I stole your bike.” That’s what my dad used to say (I think he was my dad, you know, confusion in downtown Atlanta?-Father’s day)

Any way I say all that to say this, Clinton was a terrific president, albeit he would have been so much better if those rascally rebublicans hadn’t kept him in check.

PS. – Mom, who is my daddy, really?

DannyX

March 24th, 2010
8:40 pm

42 and 43?

A clearer way to identify the two would be 65 and 32.

Used to be Disgusted

March 24th, 2010
8:45 pm

Mitch and Hank,

Please explain to me why you hate America.

Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

March 24th, 2010
8:46 pm

The video merely provides further proof, if any really needed it, that James Guckert’s homosexual lover is a sociopath.

The Guard was officially closed when physical coward, draft-dodger Bush was cheated in…by his Congressman-father who while VP “couldn’t recall” his whereabouts upon hearing of JFK”s assassination.

And ‘Bush v. Gore’ was the criminal, patently unconstitutional decision by only the Roman Catholic on the SCOTUS to cheat him into the White House…where he went on to commit, with Vietnam draft-dodger Cheney, 9/11.

Cowards, morons and traitors may wish to avoid enlightenment on the subject, but for those with a sense of patriotism and a brain: go to Google Scholar and download the proof of their “Reichstag Fire Redux” – “The New Pearl Harbor,” by a theologian of proven integrity, David Ray Griffin, Ph.D..

Those who yet support the sociopath Bush are “cut from the same” pervert/traitor “cloth.”

Dawg On It

March 24th, 2010
8:56 pm

Disclaimer: I am a Democrat, Black, and a Clinton fan.
With that being said, BOTH of them did what they THOUGHT was in the country’s best interest. Hindsight is 20/20 and neither of them was blessed with the power of seeing into the future.
Personal feelings aside they both deserve respect. The same goes for Obama. In his heart he feels he is doing the right thing and he feels he has the research to back it up. Only time will tell. Those of you on both sides who follow your leaders blindly are worse than Idiots (“panty waste” comes to mind).
Before you start jumping on either side’s bandwagon do the research for yourself. Don’t espouse talking points for every argument. Neither side is infallible and they both will make mistakes the same as you do in your life every day.
Is this healthcare bill the best thing since sliced bread? Um Hell no. But is it better than nothing? I’d bet Mitch’s life on it!
As for all the bravado and race baiting…..Really? How hard is it to be brave on the internet?
Disclaimer: I am sure there will be typos so no need to point them out. I skipped class to hang with the cheerleaders from time to time so I missed some stuff. I’m okay with it.

good grief

March 24th, 2010
8:58 pm

Will Jones – Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis You are the biggest idiot ever.

Mitch Cumstein

March 24th, 2010
9:08 pm

Bravo-Dawg On It. Now that makes sense.
Race baiting is small and immature, particularly hiding behind a keyboard, my apologies

Dawg On It

March 24th, 2010
9:11 pm

If that’s the real Mitch commenting BRAVO.
But I gotta know is that the real name or was that a play on words?

Kevin

March 24th, 2010
9:35 pm

You people are nuts. Both sides of the political abyss.

Hatred and vitriol from both sides.

Honestly, you sorry lot disgust me.

Bill Orvis White

March 24th, 2010
9:50 pm

The recession, Godlessness, moral bankruptcy, joblessness, jihadism all started under fatso Bubba Clinton. He was our worst president up until now with installed Hussein Nobama. They never deserve any respect because they are jobs/baby killers. When God judges these crooks, they will be banished to the fiery pits of Hell!

smartdawg

March 24th, 2010
10:13 pm

I doubt this whole crew of posters could put together a full set of teeth.

Average Joe

March 24th, 2010
10:22 pm

@ Kevin 9:35, yep, you’re right. Both sides have been angry at the other for so long that they simply hate the other side for “their guy”. The Greeks, the Romans and the more recently the British Empire all came to an end. On its current course, be it 50 or 100 years, the United States will suffer the same fate as these former great powers. It will happen, it’s only a matter of time.

durden

March 24th, 2010
11:03 pm

Not even a news story. This is why the AJC is a worthless rag.

MichaelinAtlanta

March 24th, 2010
11:11 pm

I wonder what the person who shook hands with Bush wiped HIS hands on?

reason

March 25th, 2010
12:14 am

It was great.

John Evans

March 25th, 2010
12:16 am

Clinton should have bitch slapped Little George but didn’t out of respect for the Boss, Poppy Bush. They are most likely over there laundering drug money for old man Bush. And stealing what they can.

Betty

March 25th, 2010
12:34 am

This is sooo stupid.
Ask Bill Im sure he would have no problem telling you what he thinks

Obama Sucks

March 25th, 2010
1:05 am

Go George!!!! Atleast your not wiping it on a 20 year old interns dress like old Billy Boy did!!!!!

San Diego

March 25th, 2010
1:28 am

WHO CARES!!!…concentrate on what our current administration is doing…RUINING THIS COUNTRY…Haiti may be better off than the USA pretty soon…stupid news coverage for even reporting on this crap!