View Full Version : Bush Sr. jokes about Britney's 'underwear' in sitdown with actor Clooney

12-22-2006, 11:27 AM

In a joint appearance on this morning's Good Morning America, former President George Bush joked to actor George Clooney about Britney Spears' underwear problems.

Bush Sr. also said that he was "embarrassed" about crying during a speech about his son, Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and dismissed First Lady Laura Bush's skin cancer (http://www.srch-results.com/lm/rtl3.asp?si=77&k=skin%20cancer) scare as only "a little thing on her leg."

The two guests, meeting for the first time, were discussing their efforts to help victims from Hurricane Rita, which wreaked an estimated $10 billion in damage to the Gulf Coast in September of 2005.

On Wednesday, "Bush presented officials with a $2 million donation from the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund that will pay for operating expenses once South Cameron Memorial Hospital is rebuilt next year," the Associated Press reported (http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2006-12-21-bush-clooney_x.htm?csp=34)

When Bush was asked by ABC's Diane Sawyer if he wanted to ask Clooney anything, he jokingly referred to pop star Britney Spears, who was captured by paparazzi wearing no underwear in photographs that instantly spread across the Internet last month.

"What is it about Britney Spears -- no -- I don't have a thing," Bush said with a chuckle.

"Isn't she rare?" Clooney responded.

"I know," Bush said, "I'm not going to bring up her underwear. I'm too old for that kind of situation."