Bipartisanship may be dead in Congress, but it might still be clinging on to life among some retired political figures.
Remember the video that surfaced from John McCain’s funeral, showing George W Bush passing something to Michelle Obama? It was a sweet video, but it is even better than that.
Michelle Obama appeared on the Today show on Thursday, and explained that because of protocol she and former president Bush are “forever seat mates” at official events.
I didn’t realize at the time that anybody noticed what we were doing… That’s how we sit at all the official functions, so he is my partner in crime at every major thing where all the formers gather… I love him to death.
Obama also revealed that the object Bush passed to her was a cough drop, and a very old one at that:
That’s the funny thing, because they were in the little White House box, and I was like, ‘How long have you had these?’ And he said, ‘A long time, we got a lot of these.’
I admire people who respect others and get along with them, even if they are on opposite sides of the political spectrum. We need more people – and politicians – like that.
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