(CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton was paying attention Saturday when Texas Gov. Rick Perry formally launched his presidential campaign
"I got tickled. I watched Governor Perry announce…for president," Clinton said Monday. "He's a good-looking rascal."
Clinton's comments, recorded in a video by the New York Observer, came in a speech to the International Association of Fire Fighters in Manhattan.
The former president had some choice words for Perry's platform on the need for smaller government.
"[Perry] said 'You know, I'm going to Washington to make sure that the federal government stays as far away from you as possible-while I ride on Air Force One and that Marine One helicopter and go to Camp David and travel around the world and have a good time'," Clinton said. "I mean, this is crazy."
Perry and other Republican presidential candidates have repeatedly said the federal government needs to have a more limited role in Americans' lives.
And while Clinton said every person-"even public employees"-can think of a tax that's too high or a regulation that doesn't make sense, he implied that the U.S. government is not the source of all problems.
"There is not a single solitary successful nation on earth today that does not have both an effective government and a good economy," Clinton said. "And in the world we live in, you can't have them unless you have both."
Bill Clinton called him a rascal, but I will go a little bit further to call Rick Perry a swashbuckler, ready to sword off any thing that stands in his way. Yes, we should elect him to saber rattle with our number one economic enemy, CHINA.
Some of these comments here are HILARIOUS!!! You've got to read all of the posts ( especially on a topic as ridiculous as Perry for President!) and if you don't find yourself ROFLAO you might want to check your pulse!
You know all of these super anti-gay types like to S a D while the wife's out of town.
Perry For president 2012 Hell yeah.
Look who's calling the kettle black.
Just a curiosity have you ever notices Democratic president aft retireing, are alway called on by other nation and such to help during desasters and some travel the world promoting all that is good in America, Whiles Republican don,t aspire to any thing after leaving office. examples ; J.C. habat for humanity, B.C. Relief for Headi, and the list go on and on, tell me why is this. and I'll even let you off the hook for G.W. D.Chaney, D. Rumsfeld ( It common knowledge these guy's can't leave the country because the might be arrested.
@ proud of me texas educcasion
You must be from the backwoods of Texas!
I DID NOT HAVE RELATIONS WITH THE GOP!!!! – Billyboy Clindton
But what I really want to know is if Rick Perry is friends with Dan Beebe.
Clinton and Perry – America's next Dream Team.
Arkansas and Texas.
Makes for a duel party ticket.
I'd vote for them.
The South shall rise again.
HeeHaw and all.
Take time to think what they could achieve in the WH.
Clinton got it right!!!! "Gov"ment" only good if I'm taking something from it"............ These hypocrites are not Fooling Americans.
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To GI Joe
Hi Joe, you said that Perry paid these young ladies that he had sex with to keep their mouths shut. I beg to differ. He definitely paid those young ladies, but it wasn't to keep their mouths shut ;-) hahaha
Perry is much more presidential than Obama. He displays more authority, strength, self confidence, and "Americaness" than Obama. Perry is not a stuffed suit or a fraud. He has TONS more governing experience than the wonder boy community organizer.
The problem is too many Texans are delusional. All the Repubs/Tea's cry about the debt ceiling and guess who raised it the most since Double R? That's right, the Repubs! Proven and factual!
As for Obama's record I agree that it sucks but, it is still better than the Repubs holding out like little baby's to get what they want, they never reach across the aisle. Where were the Repubs when GW raised the debt ceiling mutliple times? I didn't hear ANY of them crying, not once when GW raised at will. Why they were collecting all the windfall from their big business buddies. :)
I say ALL politicians who get paid when other government employees DO NOT should NEVER get paid EITHER! If they cannot aggree they don't GET PAID! PERIOD!
As for all the jobs crated in Texas under Perry, great! If you like minimum wage! Between Perry and Bachman- There has to be a better Repub choice, or is there?
Dear Lord, I pray for a Godly President and leaders who will seek YOUR wisdom and will. Who will look to you for Devine guidance in the governing of this nation.....ONE Nation UNDER God. God, YOU are the only hope for America. Hope and change rests with you, not with mere mortal men.
Way to say it @molleja.
@ molleja: I see you like the strong, grunting type to represent you and your country with elegant, erudite world-leaders. He could shoot off his twelve-shooter while hollering YEEEHAWW just as a further show of that presidential strength. Monosyllabic words and hand gestures would finish off this portrait of a "true" Amerikun Preshudent.
Yeah, that's the ticket....
Fool me once shame on me , fool me twice Bush , fool me a third time Perry !
How much money did Rick Perry take from Enron to create jobs ?
As for all the jobs crated in Texas
Yes, I did say "crated" instead of created, that's Bush'ism speak!
RIck Perry formerly worked as Al Gore's campaign manager...He is the one the globalists are backing....a complete puppet...He vowed he would not run for President...well there is one broken promise to start with...there are lots of others issues I have with him but basically...I would rather have the better Texan to be President - Ron Paul....a man of integrity who respects and defends the constitution. Who has a PROVEN 12 year track record of never voting for tax increases...or unconstitutional spending!!
Yea, Augie Doggie comes to mind.
GI JOE- He is good-looking – and more of a womanizer than Clinton ever dreamed of being. Perry has his "people" bring girls to his room when he isn't at home with his wife. It's common knowledge in cities in Texas. Oh how much must he have had to pay those "young ladies" the last few months to keep their mouths shut. I venture to say at least one of them will come forward in the not-too-far-future. ha ha ha ha ha
-What are you talking about? Do you just spew forth idiocy in hopes someone will pay attention to your non-sense? Do you have any proof, or is libel something just a pastime? Ridiculous.
You mean he has TONS more of lies and deceptions. Do you live in Texas? Obviously NOT!
Absolutely anyone that replaces Obama would be an asset to the county.