Former Presidents Clinton and Bush have been asked by President Obama to head up private fund raising for Haiti relief, very similar to what President Bush the elder and President Clinton were asked to do.
The 2 issued the following joint statement:
We are deeply saddened by the devastation and suffering caused by the recent earthquake in Haiti. The people of Haiti are in our thoughts and prayers.
We are pleased to accept President Obama’s request to lead private sector fundraising efforts. In the days and weeks ahead, we will draw attention to the many ways American citizens and businesses can help meet the urgent needs of the Haitian people.
Americans have a long history of showing compassion and generosity in the wake of tragedy. We thank the American people for rallying to help our neighbors in the Caribbean in their hour of suffering – and throughout the journey of rebuilding their nation.
Both men plan to go to Haiti in the near future. Right now, they would both be in the way because of security. Both men look down-right distinguished in the above picture.