Does everyone remember Christine O'Donnell?
The former Tea Party candidate for the U.S. Senate from the state of Delaware made an appearance on "Piers Morgan Tonight" last night. And by make an appearance, I mean a brief appearance, as O'Donnell cut the interview short and walked out on the host.
Her 2010 campaign for the Senate will probably be remembered for her "I'm not a witch" ad that flooded the internet and television and spawned numerous parodies.
On his HBO show Real Time, comedian Bill Maher aired a clip from his previous show, ABC's Politically Incorrect, that featured O'Donnell saying, "I dabbled into witchcraft - I never joined a coven. I hung around with people who were doing these things, we went tot a movie and then had a little midnight picnic on a satanic altar. And I didn't know it." That generated a lot of buzz in the media and prompted this now infamous ad -
Last night, O'Donnell appeared on Piers Morgan's show to promote her new book, "Trouble Maker." She didn't like the persistence that Piers showed on his questions about gay marriage and "don't ask don't tell." O'Donnell said she wanted to discuss the book, and Piers claimed that he was discussing stuff that was, in fact, in the book. After calling the host "rude," she abruptly ended the interview. Check out the video below -
O'Donnell asks, "Don't you think, as a host, um, if I say this is what I want talk about - that's what we should address?" To which Piers Morgan replies, "Uh, not really, no."
Piers tweeted about the incident pretty much all night. Check out some of the best tweets -
Ms O'Donnell wasn't happy about me quizzing her re views on withcraft and sex. But really flipped at gay marriage Qs. Ripped mike and fled.
Do you think Christine O'Donnell is going to put a witch's curse on me now?
Piers retweeted this -
Christine O'Donnell is the first author in the history of publishing to walk out of a TV interview because the host apparently read her book
Christine O'Donnell also had some interesting things to say on Twitter -
I only agreed to go on the Piers Morgan Show because he promised not to hack my cell phone.
Piers, thanks for the invite. Schedule is already packed, maybe another night. No hard feelings, you cheeky bugger.
O'Donnell said this about walking out on Piers this morning (courtesy of My Fox DC) -
Well first of all I want to set the record straight, it wasn’t the question on gay marriage. He had a decidedly inappropriate line of questions leading up to that, that many people – bloggers, are saying was just border-line creepy.
And, I’m trying to move away from it, you know, I’m not a 20-year-old on MTV right now, so let’s get back to the political issues that I lay out in the book – and he wouldn’t let up.
I was not there to talk about sex – and he would not stop trying to talk about sex.
What do you think? Should he have continued to press her on the issue? Let us know in the comments?