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Bill Clinton: I’m A Fan Of George Bush’s Memoir

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NEW YORK (CBS/AP) — Former President George W. Bush has found an unexpected fan in former President Bill Clinton – not for his politics, but for his literary prowess. 

In a statement released on Friday, the former President praised Mr. Bush for his recent memoir, “Decision Points,” which hit stores on Tuesday.

Calling the book “well-written and interesting,” Clinton recommended the read to “people of all political stripes” and said it would provide a window into why he was fond of the former Republican leader despite the political differences between the two.

“George W. Bush also gives readers a good sense of what it’s like to be president, to take the responsibilities of the office seriously, do what you think is right, and let history be the judge,” the statement said, according to the Associated Press. “The book may not change the minds of those who disagree with decisions President Bush made, but it will help you to understand better the forces that moulded him, and the convictions that drove him to make those decisions.”

Mr. Clinton, who also maintained a friendly relationship with Mr. Bush’s father, former President George H. W. Bush, released his own memoir, “My Life,” in 2004.

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