Everyone has that one person who you can always turn to. Your personalities, religions, beliefs, values, race, gender, or sexual orientation may be completely opposite but there is nothing that could prevent your friendship. I love seeing best friends interact and I am so grateful for my own best friends. Some of the sweetest friendships we have seen on a national level within politics go across political lines or backgrounds. I want to share these beautiful people’s friendships with you because we could all use a pick-me-up.

Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader-Ginsburg

Though they were on the opposite sides of the political and judicial spectrum, these Supreme Court justices were the best of friends. They vacationed together every year. Upon Justice Scalia’s passing, Justice Bader-Ginsburg famously said “We were best buddies.”

George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton

It is not too common to find a President and his Successor to be friends but George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton were as thick as thieves upon both leaving the White House.

Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher

These two firecrackers were quite fond of each other from the moment they met. They were on the same page politically and philosophically. Their friendship was something to be admired.

Trey Gowdy and Tim Scott

These two South Carolinians were unstoppable. From very different backgrounds and even sometimes having differing political philosophy as well, Tim Scott and Trey Gowdy forged a beautiful friendship, even writing a book about it.

George W. Bush and Michelle Obama

These two cuties were fast friends. Former First Lady Michelle Obama calls President Bush her “partner in crime,” especially when they get caught sneaking cough drops or peppermints as they try not to laugh. 

Queen Elizabeth and Prime Minister Winston Churchill

A truly unlikely friendship came to light when it was discovered that the weekly meeting with the Queen was sometimes stretching to be as much as two hours long. Winston Churchill was the first Prime Minister that Queen Elizabeth worked with. The Queen also broke royal protocol by showing up at his funeral before his family. 

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

Though these two were known to butt heads, they had a long friendship. They would write each-other often, especially while both served as foreign ministers, which is when the friendship really began. They even died within hours of each other. 

Friendship knows no boundaries and I’m so happy we have these examples to look to.

Caroline C.
FFL Cabinet Member
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