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Clinton Bush Only a Name, Mom Says

January 20, 1993

NOBE, W.Va. (AP) _ The mother of 13-month-old Clinton Bush said she had no idea his name would become part of history.

Johnetta Bush said the name never even struck her as odd until three months after the child was born.

″I went into the drugstore one time and the pharmacist asked me who I was for, Clinton or Bush,″ Mrs. Bush said. ″That’s when it hit me and I laughed. I said, ’Either way, he’s a winner.‴

Mrs. Bush said she and her husband, Richard, did not choose the name until the day after the child’s birth. They never thought of Bill Clinton, then governor of Arkansas and a presidential candidate.

She said they went through books of names looking for something different and settled on Clinton because her husband liked it and no one else in the family had the name.

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