Bill Clinton: Rick Perry is a 'Good-Looking Rascal,' But His Platform 'Is Crazy'

Bill Clinton at the IAFF conference in Manahttan on August 15, 2011. (photo credit: azi paybarah / observer)

Bill Clinton said newly announced presidential candidate, Republican Governor Rick of Texas was a “good-looking rascal” whose railings against the federal government were nonsense.

Speaking at a fire fighter’s conference in midtown Manhattan this morning, Clinton said, “I got tickled by watching Governor Perry announce for governor, for president. He’s a good looking rascal.”

The audience — members of the International Association of Fire Fighters from across the United States and Canada — laughed.

Clinton, dressed in a dark suit and gray tie, continued his riff on Perry — who officially announced his presidential campaign on Saturday.

“And he’s saying ‘Oh, 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.’ I mean, this is crazy.”

Bill Clinton: Rick Perry is a 'Good-Looking Rascal,' But His Platform 'Is Crazy'