Former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush will go head to head in a debate at Radio City Music Hall next February, as part of a series pairing liberal and conservative thinkers called "Minds That Move The World."
The event takes place on February 25, 2010 -- anyone can suggest a question here.
The debate "will be formatted to allow for President Clinton and President Bush to each present their thoughts on a wide range of important current events and national issues through a moderated question and answer period during which the moderator can elicit information and insights into particularly pertinent topics of the day," according to a press release.
Tickets, which go on sale Sunday, range from $60 to $1,250.
As quickly as you can say nuke-yu-ler, the hotly anticipated debate between George W. Bush and Bill Clinton has been called off! At first we assumed it was because when Bush agreed to the debate, he thought he'd be going up against George Clinton, the brain-fried frontman for Parliament-Funkadelic, not Bill Clinton, world-renowned master debater. But turns out, it's Clinton who's withdrawn.
Clinton spokesman Matt McKenna insists the former presidents never agreed to a "debate"—what they'd signed up for was a breezy moderated panel discussion, like the one between their cronies Carville and Rove in May. McKenna tells the Post, "This event ... was supposed to be a discussion between the two former presidents, and has been canceled because it was not being billed as such by an overeager promoter." Okay, fine, so it's not a "debate!" Why pull the plug on the whole thing? Can't we still watch these two "discuss" how Bush burned through America's $2.2 trillion surplus and left us living in a Mad Max-style tent city?