CNN reports that former President George H.W. Bush has "shot down" his successor Bill Clinton's suggestion, at a South Carolina campaign rally, that President Hillary Clinton would send Slick and former-President Bush on a world tour after becoming President, ". . .to assure other nations that 'America is open for business and cooperation again.'”
No he didn't.
The CNN story says that former President Bush's Chief of Staff gave CNN a statement saying that "he 'wholeheartedly supports the President of the United States, including his foreign policy. He has never discussed an ‘around-the-world-mission’ with either former President Bill Clinton or Sen. Clinton, nor does he think such a mission is warranted since he is proud of the role America continues to play around the world. . .'"
Now what else can the former President say, after Bill Clinton so crassly volunteered his predecessor's name as a stage prop in his and his wife's quest for power ?
The man didn't say no -- even though a very polite "piss-off" would be quite warranted after Slick's gratuitous insult-by-implication to the sitting President, the son of the former President, not to mention the casual denigration by a former President of the foreign policy of the United States. We know very well that President Bush would never, ever say no: that President Bush, when and if there is a "President Hillary" will go whenever the President of the United States asks him to go, wherever the needs of the Nation take him. We can take it for granted that former President Bush will always be at the service of his country: as he was 60 years ago in the Pacific; as he was in Congress; at the CIA, and at the White House. Can we say as much of his successor, or of his wife ?