Bill Clinton on George W. Bush, New York Times, May 28, 2009:

Clinton’s relationship with the younger Bush evolved over the years…Clinton and George W. Bush agreed to appear onstage together in Toronto on May 29 for a 90-minute discussion of current events.

“You know, I’m a Baptist,” Clinton explained. “We don’t give up on anybody. We believe in deathbed conversions.”

Bill Clinton on Saddam Hussein, New York Times, January 14, 1993:

Mr. Clinton made clear that he certainly did not view Mr. Hussein as the ideal ruler of Iraq, but that he also did not see him as a irredeemable foe of the United States, who had to be destroyed no matter what…

“I always tell everybody I am a Baptist. I believe in death-bed conversions.”