Bush Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Then Challenges Clinton

By: Jamie Burch, News Director Email
By: Jamie Burch, News Director Email

Former President George W. Bush accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Wednesday. But not without the help of his wife, Laura.

Challenged by his daughter, Jenna Bush Hager, PGA Champion Rory McIlroy, NY Jets owner Woody Johnson, and San Francisco 49er’s Coach Jim Harbaugh, Bush said dumping a bucket of ice water on his head was not very presidential. So he said he would write a check instead.

People who are challenged have the option of dumping a bucket of ice water on their head and donating $20 to the ALS Association. Or they can skip the ice and write a check for $100.

Bush wanted to just write a check, but he didn’t get off the hook that easy. Laura did the honors and dumped a bucket of ice water on him.

“That check is for me,” Laura said. “I don’t want to ruin my hairstyle.”

Bush then challenged the man he replaced in the White House, former President Bill Clinton.

"Yesterday was Bill's birthday,” Bush said. “My gift to Bill is a bucket of cold water."

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