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But too many meetings stayed private for the relationship to be simply, or even mostly, one of convenience. In addition to their public appearances, the two men met several times without reporters or camera crews present. Clinton flew to Houston last September to make plans for paying out Katrina funds, then joined Bush for dinner at his home there. The two men met for breakfast at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City and did some quiet photo ops for private donors. During a stop in Little Rock to shoot some public-service announcements last spring, 41 spent more than an hour talking alone with 42 in the mock Oval Office at the Clinton library. "It looked like a wax museum in there," said a visitor who peeked in.
KING: How is our mutual dear friend former President Ford doing?
CARTER: President Ford is -- I guess is as close a personal friend, Larry, as I've ever had. I remember when the 200th birthday of the White House came along, the former presidents who all were there, along with President Clinton who was incumbent, we had very little to say.
But historians made speeches. And the historians, two of them said that of all the presidents who ever served in this country, the two that have been the closest personal friends have been Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford, which was true and a great credit to me.