Matt Damon Gets All Romantic Over George W. Bush

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The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg posted an interview Thursday with Matt Damon about the actor's NGO,, but as with a few other Goldberg interviews we can think of, things get slightly out of hand—in the best way possible. 

From the interview:

Jeff Goldberg: Bush showed that you could increase aid budgets, I think. He did PEPFAR (a U.S. funded-program - the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief -- that has brought anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) to more than a million AIDS patients in Africa).

Matt Damon: I would kiss George W. Bush on the mouth for what he did on PEPFAR.
JG: How long would you kiss him?

MD: Three seconds. No tongue.

How ya like them apples?

We think the former president would probably settle for something less, a handshake perhaps. But anyway, the two mostly stick to their topic at hand -- how to get Americans to support efforts to provide clean water in developing countries. The complete interview can be found on The Atlantic.

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