"Face the Nation" transcript: November 13, 2011
Below is a rush transcript of "Face the Nation" on 13, 2011, hosted by CBS News chief Washington correspondent Bob Schieffer. The guests are Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman, Republican Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, Democratic Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, and a political panel with former Clinton press secretary Dee Dee Myers, columnist Kathleen Parker, Major Garrett of the National Journal and CBS News Political Analyst John Dickerson..
BOB SCHIEFFER: Today on FACE THE NATION, what a trip, from late night comedy to foreign policy in just one week. The week ended on a serious but controversial note at last night's CBS News/National Journal debate.
MICHELE BACHMANN: If I were President, I would be willing to use water boarding.
RICK PERRY: This is war. That's what happens in war.
MITT ROMNEY: We will not allow Iran to have a nuclear weapon.
BOB SCHIEFFER: But that came after a week that ran the gamut from Herman Cain fighting off sexual harassment charges to Rick Perry forgetting his own plan to reduce the size of government.
RICK PERRY: The third agency of government I would-- I would do away with-- education, the--- commerce and let's see I can't-- the third one I can't. Sorry. Oops.
BOB SCHIEFFER: That was Christmas in November for the comics.
JON STEWART: Oops. That is not the four-letter word I would have gone with.
BOB SCHIEFFER: But last night Perry got serious.
RICK PERRY: The foreign aid budget in my administration for every country is going to start at zero dollars. Zero dollars. And then we will have a conversation.
BOB SCHIEFFER: Even Israel, Democrats are asking? So, who's up and who's down now?
NEWT GINGRICH: It is a wide open race.
BOB SCHIEFFER: We'll get analysis on all of it from Mississippi's Republican Governor Haley Barbour, to South Carolina's Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and Maryland's Democratic Governor Martin O'Malley, plus Republican candidate, Jon Huntsman. On our round table, conservative columnist Kathleen Parker, Bill Clinton's press secretary Dee Dee Myers, National Journal's Major Garrett, one of last night's moderators, and CBS News political director John Dickerson. Another campaign week for the record books. And it's all ahead on FACE THE NATION.
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