TOKYO, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush said in Japan he would try "to beat the hell out of" Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton if she were to run for president.
Bush may be friends with former President Bill Clinton, but if New York's junior senator campaigns for the White House in 2008, as many expect, "I'll be back on the other side (of politics), and I will be trying to beat the hell out of her, if I possibly can," a grinning Bush said in Tokyo, where he spoke at Waseda University's school of sports and science.
Aides to both Clintons declined comment, The New York Post reported.
Bush joined forces with Bill Clinton to raise money for disaster relief, first after the Southeast Asian tsunamis of December 2004, and then after Hurricane Katrina last year.