Watch George W. Bush Get a Bucket of Ice Water Dumped on His Head

For the ALS charity. Bill Clinton may be next.

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Matt Berman
Aug. 20, 2014, 4:47 a.m.

In the realm of great pres­id­en­tial de­bates, where every Amer­ic­an ex­ec­ut­ive is stacked up against every oth­er on some front, there’s now at least one spot where George W. Bush has ex­ceeded Barack Obama: Abil­ity to be doused in ice wa­ter.

On Wed­nes­day morn­ing, the former pres­id­ent pos­ted a video on his Face­book page for the ALS Ice Buck­et Chal­lenge, the char­ity event that is still dom­in­at­ing Face­book news feeds every­where.

Laura Bush, the former first lady, poured the wa­ter over her hus­band’s head. And, as the chal­lenge goes, Bush passed the ice bat­on to Bill Clin­ton.

Bush isn’t by any means the first politi­cian (or former politi­cian) to be sub­merged in ice wa­ter for char­ity. But so far at least, Obama has said that he won’t enter the fray, out­side of writ­ing a check for the ALS char­ity. That’s des­pite chal­lenges com­ing his way from Eth­el Kennedy, LeBron James, and, uh, Justin Bieber.