August 18th, 2011
10:07 AM ET
Welcome to the interview walk-off club, Christine O'Donnell.
When the former Delaware GOP Senate candidate appeared on "Piers Morgan Tonight" on Wednesday, one question about gay marriage led to a terse stand-off...and eventually, the end of the interview.
Host Morgan asked O'Donnell about whether she supports gay marriage, which O'Donnell found to be "a little bit rude."
"I obviously want to talk about the issues that I choose to talk about in [my book, 'Troublemaker']," she went on. "What relevance is that right now? Is there a piece of legislation?"
Morgan didn't drop it there, though. "It's obviously a highly contentious political issue. I'm just curious what your view is. You keep saying, it's in the book, but I'm bemused as to why you won't just say it in an interview."
O'Donnell responded that she didn't think it was a relevant query, or what she's "championing right now."
Finally, Morgan asked why she was being so weird about the whole thing, but since O'Donnell still found him to be rude, she told him as much and proceeded to end the interview.
After all, she'd given up another interview for this!
"I was supposed to be speaking at the Republican Women's Club at 6 o'clock and I chose to be a little late for that. Not to endure a rude talk show host, but to talk to you about my book, to talk about the issues that I address in my book," she told Morgan.
And with that, she starts to remove her ear piece and the camera trained on O'Donnell cut away.
"It would appear the interview has just been ended, because I have the audacity to ask questions based on stuff that's in this book," Morgan told his audience, holding up a copy of O'Donnell's text. "Morgan joked, "I think we now know why it's called 'Troublemaker.'"
Not the most dramatic walk-off we've seen - the Bee Gees and Shannon Tweed had walk offs with a bit more flair - but it's still a solid one. Where do you think it ranks in the most memorable walk-offs of all time?
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