I couldn't believe I was hearing this on CNN the other day but nope. The transcripts don't lie:
BLITZER: All right, Joe Johns, thanks very much.
And Piers Morgan is joining us now from lovely San Diegohttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif. Piers, thanks very much for coming in.
PIERS MORGAN, HOST, CNN'S "PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT": Well, my pleasure. Well, I'm here interviewing Jon Huntsman, the presidential candidate. So getting a bit of San Diego sun, and it's - it's (INAUDIBLE) out with Ms. O'Donnell, too, I hear.
BLITZER: Well, let's talk a little bit about your interview. She walked off, as everyone on earth, I think, by now probably knows. She walked off at the - from your set.
She says - and she was on the "Today" show this morning - she says you're creepy. What do you say?
That's right. Pierce Morgan told Wolf Blitzer he was interviewing Jon Huntsman, one of the candidates vying to be the Republicans' standard-bearer in 2012. Huntsman is no flake. He was a former two-term governor (admittedly of a small, largely homogenous state, Utah) and until recently, the US ambassador to China. One naturally would assume that Wolf Blitzer would ask Pierce Morgan a couple of questions about the downgrade, the stock market fluctuations, a "grand bargain ont he defcit, the most recent flare up near the Gaza Strip, and the most recent developments in Libya.
To his discredit, Blitzer completely ignored what Pierce Morgan had to say about Huntsman and decided to devote his time to the antics of an unsuccessful senatorial candidate whose claim to fame lies in her her denial of "being a witch." Christine O'Donnell wrote (or some ghost writer) wrote a book about her unsuccessful campaign for the senate and then feigns surprise and walks of the interview when she is asked questions relating to topics she put forth in her book. Who cares? She didn't win. She has nothing to say that is consequential.
All this did was provide was a sales pitch for Pierce Morgan and a some free publicity for Christine O'Donnell's book. In the meantime Wolf Blitzer missed out on an opportunity to see where the conservatives were on that matter.