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Hillary Clinton: Bill Clinton And George H. W. Bush Are 'The Classic Odd Couple Of American Politics'

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Former Presidents Bill Clinton, left, and George H.W. Bush joke during a press conference in Houston Monday, Sept. 5, 2005, before meeting with Hurricane Katrina refugees. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) | AP
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In the midst of receiving a big award on Tuesday night, Hillary Clinton offered an inside look at the relationship between two former presidents: her husband, Bill Clinton, and George H.W. Bush.

"Now, 41 and 42, as they sometimes call each other, are — let's face it — the classic odd couple of American politics," she said, according to The Hill.

Clinton's remarks came during her speech in acceptance of the National Constitution Center's Liberty Medal for public service. The award was received by Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush in 2006.

There to present Clinton with the honor was George H. W. Bush's son, Jeb Bush, who also serves as Chairman Of The National Constitution Center's Board Of Trustees. With the Clinton-Bush air in full force, Hillary added that George and Bill take "annual play-dates," growing so close that former First Lady Barbara Bush sometimes refers to Bill as her "adopted son," the Hill reported.

"Jeb and I are not just renewing an American tradition of bipartisanship," Hillary Clinton said, according to the AP. "We're keeping up a family tradition as well."

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