All the living presidents, including Clinton and Obama, contributed to a new book that showers Billy Graham with praise from more than 100 prominent Americans. Bill Clinton also heaps accolades on the nation’s most famous evangelist:
It was Graham who visited the Clintons in the White House during the Monica Lewinsky scandal and the former president alludes to as much in his tribute.
“This extraordinary kindness and concern has remained constant throughout the more than quarter century I’ve known Billy Graham. It remained true when he visited Hillary and me in the White House, just as he visited other presidents before and after me. And whether he was speaking to our nation after the terrible tragedy in Oklahoma City or speaking to me privately in the Oval Office, he embodied St. Paul’s maxim that of all the virtues, faith, hope, and love abide, but the greatest of these is love. It can bring redemption, healing, and new beginnings.”
Too bad Richard Nixon isn’t still around to write a chapter that praises Graham for hating Jews as much as he did.