• With: Jon Huntsman, Elizabeth Huntsman, Abigal Huntsman, Maryann Huntsman

    This is a rush transcript from "Hannity," November 10, 2011. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

    SEAN HANNITY, HOST: In recent months, the Republican presidential candidates have been all over the airwaves. We watched them stumping in all the key primary states. But often times what we haven't seen are the people behind the scenes supporting them during their travels. Namely, their families.

    Well, tonight, we are going to change that. Joining me now in the studio, Republican presidential candidate, former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman and his three daughters, Elizabeth -- the trouble-maker, Abigail and Maryann. I thought that was a very good debate for you last night.

    FORMER GOV. JON HUNTSMAN, R-UTAH, PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I thought it was good. You know, they become more substantive with each passing attempt. There are more to go --

    HANNITY: You have been shy -- is that a fair criticism -- because I think now that I have gotten to know you a little bit, I think you are more outspoken.

    JON HUNTSMAN: Absolutely. You develop a rhythm with these things. You have to find your comfort zone. It's a new thing for somebody who hadn't done this before.

    And you find as they become more substantive, you got more to say. But it gets a little lonely there on the end. So we are encouraging, incentivizing to do better in the polls, Sean. Because the better you do, the closer to the center of the room you get.

    HANNITY: This is pretty interesting. Is she the trouble-maker?

    ABIGAIL HUNTSMAN: Absolutely.

    HANNITY: You really are you? You want to work for "Saturday Night Live" one day?


    HANNITY: You want to be a writer or you want to be on air?

    E. HUNTSMAN: I would do both, I don't know. I live in a humorous world, as you can see from our tweets and some of our videos.

    HANNITY: Now apparently, this is interesting. You had a Twitter account and you found out about it because the world started to pick up it was you and you weren't too happy with this, right?

    JON HUNTSMAN: The only thing that comes out of Twitter are typically things that embarrass the old man. I thought, we are in for real trouble.

    HANNITY: My son got a phone recently, he added 48 hours and I took it back. I was like, this is not good. No, I am not ready for this world.

    All right, so you came up with -- first of all, you came up with an idea. You woke up one morning, why don't I let your sisters tell it because I think I might get a more accurate picture. She has this idea to spoof.

    MARYANN HUNTSMAN: We are actually just sitting on the couch, 7:30 in the morning.

    A.HUNTSMAN: No, she woke me up, I think it was 7:30 in the morning. She said, I have this crazy idea, but we are going to do it. We are going to spoof the Cain ad. I said absolutely not. That will be horrible. That will hurt dad. No way.

    And somehow, we said we are going to blow bubbles that, will be age appropriate. We have to do it.

    HANNITY: This is because of the smoking ad that Herman Cain, his chief of staff did.

    UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Right. I ran into him last night at the debate and we took a photo together. That was the highlight of my night.

    HANNITY: Have they seen your ad?


    HANNITY: It became a sensation. Were you surprised?

    UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: After watching a Youtube video like that become so viral, we thought, OK, we have to do ray spoof to this. We didn't think it would go as viral as it did.

    UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Hopefully, there is more to come.

    HANNITY: And then you were critical of Mitt Romney. You are sweating already. Well, you called him for example, because you were the ambassador to China.

    Why you worked for Obama, that's a whole question, I'm going to get to in a minute. But you're the ambassador to China. You said, what does Romney know about China, he was only there once and for the Olympics, Panda Express doesn't count. Whose line was that? Why am I looking at you? Did do you that?

    E. HUNTSMAN: Maybe.

    HANNITY: Girls?

    M. HUNTSMAN: We were actually at the debate during that time. We looked down --

    A. HUNTSMAN: We found out --

    E. HUNTSMAN: I now haveparental supervision during debates with my iPad and Twitter.

    HANNITY: You have a history of creating trouble. Governor, you explain the story of the night you were elected governor, she's dating the son of your opponent!

    JON HUNTSMAN: Can you believe that? Up against the Democrat, Scott Matheson, you know, into the finals. It was, you know, an emotional, difficult moment as these things are as you get to the final phase, only to find that my daughter was dating the son --

    HANNITY: You didn't know this.

    JON HUNTSMAN: Well, I found out very late in the game. Two cars were parked together on a date, one with a Huntsman bumper sticker and the other with a Matheson bumper sticker. What do you do?

    HANNITY: You had to console the poor kids.