"Oh, listen, I was trying to compliment Rep. Bachmann," he said. "Calling somebody photogenic -- I wish we were all that photogenic."
Huntmsan is also fairly photogenic, as the 2012 Republican field goes anyway. And the New York article's author, John Heilemann, called Huntsman's comments "somewhat indelicate." Nevertheless, Hunstman told Fox that he has nothing but good things to say about Bachmann, who is way ahead of him in primary polls.
"She's an elected official, she's doing a great job and I have high regard for her," Huntsman said.