October 16th, 2010
01:29 PM ET

Once political adversaries, Clinton stumps for Brown

Talk about burying the hatchet. When former President Bill Clinton turned out to rally for California Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jerry Brown on Friday night, the former rivals hugged and made up. Really, they embraced.

The two have a bitter political history dating to 1992, when they ran against each other in the Democratic presidential primary.

Back then, Brown earned Clinton's animus by refusing to drop out until well after it was clear Clinton had locked up the nomination.

Speaking before a crowd on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles, Brown heaped praise on the former president.

"Let me tell you about President Clinton. I don't need to say much. Not only was he great in office, but he has been great after he left office," Brown said. "He didn't retire to Palm Springs to play golf, he's out there doing stuff. He's helping people in Haiti. He's fighting AIDS."

He cheered the former president for "motivating ... the highest angles of our spirit."

Clinton returned the favor, telling the crowd of screaming students, "I've known Jerry Brown for almost 35 years. When we were governors together, we strongly supported to push for green energy ... he knew it was good economics when most people thought it was a fools errand."

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  1. George Or'Well

    Animal Farm 2: The Pigs Unite

    October 17, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. what

    They all kiss muslim's a$$.bill should have killed bin laden and the traitor saudi arbia prince.bill trust traitor muslim saudia prince who informed bin laden the cia was bombing the tent.

    October 18, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  3. USMC Ret.

    Hey Mehdi,
    You come accross as one of those Muslim Extremist nut jobs that believe the Muslim flag will one day fly over the white house. I can safely say that it will NEVER!!!! happen. First you have to defeat the greatest military force that has existed in the entire history of the planet. Second there are at least 90 MILLION registered gun owners in the US of A, so good luck with that. Third it seems you would more favorable towards President Clinton since he is so much in favor of gun controll. Seems presidents like him would make it easier for guys like you. Last you should really try these BarBQ ribs sometime they are F****ing good man.

    October 18, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. USMC Ret.

    Gen. Hock Phlegm,
    Your kind believes there will be a day when America will bow to the Muslim ways. My wife will never wear a burka and I'd like to see you try and make her. She's a much better shot than you any day of he week and twice on ramadan(I taught her well). America fall under sharia law.... Why would we do that? When we can go to McDonald's. MCRIBS ARE BACK BABY!!!!!!

    October 18, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
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