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Christine O'Donnell walks away from CNN interview

NEW YORK (CNN) - Former Delaware senate candidate Christine O'Donnell walked away from a recent interview with CNN talk show host Piers Morgan.  

The Tea Party activist was appearing on Piers Morgan Tonight to talk about her new book, Troublemaker.

But when the conversation turned to her infamous dabbling in witchcraft and her views on same-sex marriage, O'Donnell decided she'd had enough.

Here's part of the exchange:

Morgan: "I'm just asking you questions based on your own public statements, and now what you've written in your own book. It's hardly rude to ask you that. Surely."

O'Donnell: "Well, don't you think as a host, if I say, 'this is what I want to talk about,' that's what we should address?"

Morgan: "Uh, not really. No. You're a politician."

O'Donnell: "Yeah. OK. I'm being pulled away now. You know, we turned down another interview for this."

(inaudible)

O'Donnell: "Have you read the book?"

Morgan: "Yes. But these issues are in your book. That's my point. You do talk about them."

O'Donell: "Okay. All right. Are we off? Are we done?"

Morgan: "I'm not. I'm still here."

Someone in the background: "He says he still wants to talk to you."

Morgan: "It would appear that the interview has just been ended, because I had the audacity to ask questions based on stuff that's in this book."

O'Donnell did not return to finish the interview.

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