O’Donnell: No hard feelings against show host
Friday, August 19, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell said Thursday she has no hard feelings toward CNN’s Piers Morgan after walking off his show, but has declined an invitation to return.
The Delaware Republican, invited to appear on Morgan’s prime-time show Wednesday to promote her new book, became angry after Morgan asked whether or not she supported gay marriage. She said he was “borderline being a bit rude” and said she wanted to talk about topics in the book, “Troublemaker: Let’s Do What it Takes to Make America Great Again.”
Morgan pressed on, asking her what she felt about the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy toward gays and lesbians in the U.S. military, and O’Donnell didn’t want to talk about it.
Before the question about gay marriage, Morgan had asked O’Donnell “Do you still think masturbation is wrong?”, “Are you still a supporter of total abstinence?” and “Have you committed lust in your heart?”
CNN invited O’Donnell back on Morgan’s show Thursday, but she declined. Joseph Rinaldi, a spokesman for her publisher, said she was already booked with other events.