George W. Bush 'appreciated' Ellen DeGeneres going to bat for friendship after backlash "DeGeneres continued: "When I say 'be kind to one another,' I don’t mean only the people that think the same way that you do. I mean be kind to everyone. Doesn’t matter." People really need to take this to heart and stop politicizing everything. He's been our of office for 11 years and they've been friends for awhile. Why shouldn't they enjoy a game together? Critics of that need to get a life.