Bill Clinton passes time by grandbaby-proofing Obama swing set
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Things have changed a great deal since the last time Bill Clinton was in the White House.
After overseeing a robust economy and avoiding unnecessary military conflicts for eight years as president, Clinton is now adjusting to his new role as First Gentleman while his wife makes the most important decisions.
“I offer my help from time to time but Hillary is and always has been a strong, independent woman,” Clinton said with pride. “She and I will talk policy over dinner but she’s such a studious public servant that there’s not a lot I can tell her that she doesn’t already know. There are times when she’ll cut me off and cite a statistic that completely confirms what I was about to say. It’s remarkable, actually.”
Clinton has nevertheless felt fulfilled in his role as First Gentleman. “It’s not simply picking out china and curtains,” Clinton remarked with a laugh. “There are certain expectations that a presidential spouse is expected to meet. I personally take great pride in entertaining the spouses of world leaders. I’ve had some great conversations with Mrs. Trudeau, Mrs. Abe, and Mrs. Nieto. Mr. Sauer and I had a particularly memorable afternoon while Chancellor Merkel and Hillary were hard at work discussing the latest Russian sanctions.”
When he does get occasional free time, Clinton works on baby-proofing the White House swing set that was put in place by former President Barack Obama. “We know how busy our daughter Chelsea is distributing the latest batch of AIDS medications in Africa for CGI,” Clinton said. “But we’re hoping she will be able to join us for Easter. If she can make it, I want to make sure the swing set is nice and safe for her two beautiful children. You can never be too careful when it comes to kids.”
Clinton smiled and then sat in the swing where he began gently pumping his legs and laughing with the unbridled joy of a young child.