Christine O'Donnell Is Some Sort of Media Genius

christine o'donnellYou've heard the one about the Tea Party wiccan who walked off during an interview with a CNN host, but the funny story doesn't end there. Christine O'Donnell is now claiming that Piers Morgan's line of questioning Wednesday night was "borderline sexual harassment." She's told The Huffington Post and the Today show that Piers' interrogation into her personal sex life was the reason she walked off stage, and that the producers spun it to make it look like she bailed after the issue of gay marriage was broached. While she did end the interview right after the gay marriage questions, she insists that it was kinda the straw that broke the camel's back after she endured 20 minutes of reliving her past.

Christine O'Donnell has been able to turn one interview with Piers Morgan into a media shit storm that's been whirling around her for days, and frankly, I'm impressed.

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Who knew she was so savvy? A quick way to get press is to storm out of an interview, and Christine figured that out and took advantage. Know who else knows that interview walk-out = press? Piers Morgan. I'm starting to think that the two of them were in cahoots. It's a win-win for both of them: Christine gets publicity for her book, Piers gets publicity for his show ... it's a media agreement that has a nice little happily ever after.

I'm not sure if this type of attention is negative or positive for Christine, but as they say, there's no such thing as bad press. I'd assume the people that like her will still like her after this, and the people who didn't still won't. I've personally been bemused by seeing her in the news again -- she's so fun to watch because I think she and I are both surprised with what comes out of her mouth -- and I'll happily keep track of her as she continues to promote her book, which is called something like Troublemakers Are Making America Grrrrrrreat! (Tony the Tiger style.)

Christine and Piers probably high-fived after the interview, then rubbed their hands and laughed maniacally ... maybe even threw some dollar dollar bills in the air and did the cabbage patch. I'm on to you, Piers and Christine. Well played.

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