Ellen DeGeneres Preaches Tolerance After Backlash for Hanging Out With George W. Bush

George W. Bush and Ellen DeGeneres (YouTube/CBS Evening News)

In this age of new tolerance, which is, in actuality, in competition with true tolerance, Ellen DeGeneres is harkening back to what it really means to coexist with someone with whom you disagree.

DeGeneres found herself in the limelight over the weekend, when some praised and others condemned her for deigning to sit with former President George W. Bush, a man with whom the daytime talk show host has many disagreements.

Despite their disparate worldviews, Bush, a conservative Christian politician, and DeGeneres, a progressive Hollywood entertainer, seemed to enjoy each other's company at a Dallas Cowboys football game Sunday. In fact, the Ellen host even described the Republican as "a friend" during her Tuesday monologue.

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