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Proud Grandpa Bill Thinks Baby Clinton Is 'The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread'

While we're used to seeing Bill Clinton talking hardball politics and diplomacy, we've seen a softer side of Grandpa B since the arrival of his first grandchild Charlotte Clinton-Mezvinsky. The former president was on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" Wednesday and when the topic turned to Baby Clinton, the proud grandpa just couldn't stop gushing.

"I love it," Clinton said. "Like every other grandparent, I think my granddaughter's the greatest thing since sliced bread."

He also raved about daughter Chelsea and son-in-law Marc Mezvinsky's parenting skills, calling them "impressive." The first-time parents welcomed Charlotte in September, announcing the birth on social media.

And Chelsea and Marc don't have to look far for a babysitter. Bill also said that he and Hillary get to spend plenty of time with the newborn, as they live close by. We have no doubts they're fantastic grandparents. But just to be sure, another former president, George W. Bush, offered Bill advice based on his own experiences: "Be prepared to fall completely in love again. It’s going to be an awesome period," Bush told Clinton at an engagement last year. "Get ready to be, like, the lowest person in the pecking order.”

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BEFORE YOU GO

  • He knows the value in a good nose rub.
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  • He appreciates the impact a pair of soft, doughy legs can make.
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  • He can crack some pretty silly jokes.
    Bill: "What's the difference between a guitar and a fish?"<br>
Baby: "What?"<br>
Bill: "You can't tuna fish!"
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    Bill: "What's the difference between a guitar and a fish?"
    Baby: "What?"
    Bill: "You can't tuna fish!"
  • He's not afraid to hold hands, no matter how tiny they may be.
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  • He's an oopsy-daisy aficionado.
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  • He's got a strong, savvy, grandma-in-training by his side.
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  • He knows how to coax a smile for the camera.
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  • He knows baby-posing takes precedent over autograph signing.
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  • He's one of the best "Itsy Bitsy Spider" singers in the western hemisphere.
  • He can make blanky whites look stylish before and after Labor Day.
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  • Peek-a-boo is actually on his résumé.
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  • He knows the Undertush is every baby's favorite way to be held.
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  • He's not afraid of functional fashion.
    (No cold toes here.)
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    (No cold toes here.)
  • He grips a little tushy with the ferocity only a Grandpa could.
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  • He can chat with any demographic.
    AP Photo/Greg Gibson
  • He's an excellent multi-tasker.
    (Fingers crossed for twins!)
    AP Photo/Greg Gibson
    (Fingers crossed for twins!)
  • Swaddle is his middle name.
    Yes -- that's William Jefferson Swaddle Clinton.
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    Yes -- that's William Jefferson Swaddle Clinton.
  • He knows the right time to tell a scary story.
    When they're a little older, and mom's nearby.
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    When they're a little older, and mom's nearby.
  • He knows how to make a baby feel like she's on top of the world.
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  • Or, at least, above the press.
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  • He's willing to take the time to understand what a baby really means.
    "Tell me again what happened between the rubber ducky and the tugboat?"
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    "Tell me again what happened between the rubber ducky and the tugboat?"
  • He believes in magic and is willing to go search for it.
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  • He is not unaffected by the cuteness of a baby in a hat.
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  • And he's already a fantastic dad.
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