Conan: Rick Perry Inspires Confidence By Arguing He’s ‘Not As Smart As George W. Bush’

Having arrived on the campaign trail amid a thunder of media coverage and the instant status of “top tier” candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry can now add late night comics to the group of people who’ve elevated the Republican presidential candidate–in this case to prime joke material. On TBS’ Conan, Conan O’Brien opened his monologue with a discussion of the Perry campaign, observing that Perry “distanced himself from George W. Bush” by saying that he’d gone to Texas A&M, while Bush went to Yale. “In other words, Rick Perry’s idea of instilling confidence is to say ‘don’t worry, I’m not as smart as George W. Bush.'”

Conan also discussed the comments made about Perry by former president Bill Clinton, who described Perry as a “good looking rascal,” suggesting Clinton might be in search of a “new wingman.” O’Brien also revealed that Mitt Romney is a robot.

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