Fox News debate moderator Bill Hemmer asked the Republican contenders at the 5 p.m. ET debate to describe Hillary Clinton in two words — and Rick Perry's response received some attention online.
"I need a two-word answer to the following query: In 2008, then-Senator Barack Obama described Hillary Clinton as 'likable enough.' What two words would you use to describe the Democratic frontrunner?" Hemmer asked.
[sharequote align="right"]"Let's go with three: good at email."[/sharequote]
"Divisive and with no vision at all," former New York Gov. George Pataki said.
"Not trustworthy. No accomplishments," former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina answered.
"Secretive and untrustworthy," former Sen. Rick Santorum replied.
Then Perry stepped up to the plate.
"Let's go with three: good at email," the former Texas governor said.
The comment seemed to be a joke playing off his "oops" moment in 2012 when the Texan failed to remember the third agency of government he would eliminate. Nonetheless, Perry fell under some scrutiny online for failing to abide by the two word limit — despite most of the candidates also breaking that rule.
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