NY Times Reporter to McCain: "Why Are You So Angry?"
March 07, 2008
Senator John McCain grew agitated Friday with a New York Times reporter who asked about his 2004 conversation with then-Democratic nominee John Kerry about McCain possibly running as Kerry's vice presidential nominee.Doesn't take much to get him to lose his cool, does it? I wonder how cranky he'd be if the phone rang at 3 a.m.... or what he's like with telemarketers.
Elisabeth Bumiller: Can you describe the conversation?
McCain: Pardon me.
EB: Can you describe the conversation?
McCain: No, of course not. I don't describe private conversations.
EB: Okay. Can I ask you -
McCain: Why should I? Then there's no such thing as a private conversation. Is there (inaudible) if you have a private conversation with someone, and then they come and tell you. I don't know that that's a private conversation. I think that's a public conversation.
EB. Okay. Can I ask you about your (pause) Why you're so angry?
McCain: Pardon me?
EB: Nevermind, nevermind.