'This Week' Transcript: Newt Gingrich, John Boehner

OBAMA: With a rule like that, I guess it was worth crying over spilled milk.

BERMAN: That sound you heard Tuesday, 38 million groans and one stoic look from the first lady. We'll get back to that.

Mitt Romney at a New Hampshire diner.


BERMAN: Get it? The joke is, the waitress pinched his rear end. We'll get back to Romney's rear end, or he will, but, first, no one had more consistent material than George W. Bush, the master of the single entendre.

BUSH: Feeling a little older, if you know what I mean.

BERMAN: You mean you're feeling a little older.

BUSH: Washington is a wonderful place, but it's not exactly the real world, if you know what I mean.

BERMAN: You mean Washington's not exactly the real world.

BUSH: If you know what I mean.

BERMAN: Yes, we know. We always know. Trust us. And if not us, trust Ann Romney.

A. ROMNEY: Let people also know the other side of Mitt, which you might not all get to see...


Oh, dear.

BERMAN: As promised, that was Mitt Romney's rear end again, but more importantly that look on Mrs. Romney's face, the same look as on Mrs. Obama's face at the State of the Union, the same look husbands and fathers around the America see every day, the ones that say, "You're not funny."

So why do politicians keep trying, popping up on late-night talk shows more than Don Rickles? Because deep down inside, wives and kids and voters appreciate the effort, whatever the execution. Trust Herman Cain on what Washington needs.

CAIN: I would bring a sense of humor to the White House, because America is too uptight.

BERMAN: A sense of humor. No one said it had to be a good one, if you know what I mean.

That's my "Close-Up" on "This Week." John Berman, ABC News, New York.


TAPPER: That "you're not funny" look, I know that look. I'll be back to answer some of the questions you had for us this week, but first, we remember and honor our fellow Americans who serve and sacrifice.

This week, the Pentagon released the names of three soldiers and Marines killed in Afghanistan.


TAPPER: We're at the point in the show when you ask the questions and we answer them. All week, you've been tweeting and Facebooking us at Ask George. And since George is not here this week, I'll take a few of your questions. This is "Your Voice, This Week."

The first one's from Bill Sherrin. Quote, "I have not heard any rumors on possible running mates. Any indication that there would be a Romney-Gingrich or Gingrich-Romney or Romney-Santorum ticket or -- well, you get the question."

I do, indeed, Bill. Thank you very much. It's tough to tell if they would pick the running mate, whoever the nominee is, from within the group of their former competitors. Some of the other prospects that are being discussed right now are Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, Bob McDonnell of Virginia, also Senators Rob Portman of Ohio and Marco Rubio of Florida. It all depends on what the nominee feels he needs to have on the ticket come nomination time.

Cynthia Louise Butler wonders, quote, "What's Hillary going to be doing in a year's time?"

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