December 10th, 2010
05:48 PM ET
WASHINGTON (CNN) – Bill Clinton made a surprise visit to the podium in the White House Briefing Room today.
The visit followed a meeting with President Obama in the Oval Office, where they discussed the tax cut agreement that Obama reached with Republicans earlier this week.
Before turning the podium over to his predecessor, President Obama labeled the meeting with Clinton 'terrific' and said he thought the 42nd president had some valuable insights, given that he had presided over 'good as an economy as we had ever seen in our liftimes.'
"I don't believe there is a better deal out there' Clinton told reporters who had quickly assembled in the Brady Briefing Room.
"We have got to pull together' Clinton said, 'because we cannot afford to have the kind of impass we had last time...we have to keep this thing going and accelerate it's pace. I think this is the best available option.'
Before Clinton finished taking questions, President Obama bolted, explaining that he had been keeping the first lady waiting for 'over half an hour.'
Clinton retorted with "I don't want to make her mad!'
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