- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

President George W. Bush is the latest politician — or former politician — to take the Ice Bucket Challenge, a social media campaign started to raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis that has led to millions of dollars in donations for the ALS Association.

In his video, Mr. Bush notes that he’s been challenged by several people, including his daughter, Jenna Bush Hager, and golfer Rory McIlroy.

“To you all who’ve challenged me, I do not think it’s presidential for me to be splashed with ice water, so I’m simply going to write you a check,” he said.

Former first lady Laura Bush then dumps the water onto the 43rd president, saying, “That check is for me” and that she didn’t want to ruin her hairstyle.

Mr. Bush goes on to challenge his predecessor at the White House, Bill Clinton.

“Yesterday was Bill’s birthday, and my gift to Bill is a bucket of cold water,” he said.