1. Pan, President Bill Clinton and President George H.W. Bush walking in to Associated Press interview and taking seats
2. Wide, interview
4. SOUNDBITE: (English) George H.W. Bush, former US President:
"The irony is that ... if you call this remarkable, it existed before ... before we ran against each other, before he beat me and made me unemployed. And needless to say when that happened I wasn''t the most happy guy in the world - but then after that why we have had a pleasant relationship. You know, but the important thing about your question, it sent a signal to countries - not just to the countries we visited, the countries from Europe, countries from around the world - American politics can be tough, ''elbows out'', but it is also something bigger than that, no matter whether you are Democrat or Republican it is something bigger and that is helping others."
5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Bill Clinton, former US President:
"Not to say differences don''t matter, not to say you shouldn''t have political arguments but I think if we remembered our common humanity it would make our politics work better not worse."
6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Bill Clinton, former US President:
"We are going to Florida right now to play golf tomorrow. So I am not too sick."
As the United States prepares to bid farewell to its 41st President George H.W. Bush, his lifetime of public service that began in the Navy during World War II, ended with one term as president and was characterized throughout by what admirers say was his innate decency, generosity and kindness.
Bush, who was president from 1989 to 1993, died Friday in Houston at age 94.
In February 2005, Bush joined with his successor Bill Clinton to tour tsunami affected areas of Asia. The two joined forces to raise awareness and funds for those hit by the devastation.
During an Associated Press interview that March 2005, the two-ex presidents, who clearly enjoyed each others company, and sought to make the most of their status as America''s "political odd-couple," by carrying out humanitarian work.
"Before he beat me and made me unemployed, " Bush said the two men had a pleasant relationship.
"Not to say differences don''t matter, not to say you shouldn''t have political arguments but I think if we remembered our common humanity it would make our politics work better not worse," Clinton added.
At the time, Clinton was preparing for an operation to have a buildup of fluid and scar tissue removed from his chest after open-heart surgery and joked about keeping up with the elder Bush at a charity golf match.