Former U.S. Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell ended a contentious interview with CNN's Piers Morgan on Wednesday night by angrily walking off set after Morgan accused her of being "weird" for not answering questions about her stance on gay marriage:
Despite the testy exchange, Hot Air's Allahpundit doesn't get what went wrong:
I don’t understand her objection. Did Morgan not let her talk about her book at all during the course of the interview? Or is she just really, really opposed to talking about gay marriage for whatever reason? Unless there’s an agreement before the show that certain topics are off-limits, the host is usually free to ask anything he/she wants. Palin just did an hour of questions with reporters last week at the Iowa state fair and didn’t rule any subject out of bounds, even though she’s not running for anything right now either. Very strange.
Meanwhile, Morgan defended his interview questions to Anderson Cooper on Cooper's CNN program:
Cooper gave Morgan the floor to explain what he had felt as O’Donnell walked out, and he admitted it was “a bit extraordinary”– “I thought I was being my normal, chivalrous British self, and then she took huge umbrage, declared I was being very rude, and walked out.” He admitted he may have been “a little bit cheeky, maybe, but not rude” and didn’t believe the audience would agree with her.