Anchor Katie Couric risked getting her candidates pissed off by the personal question she posed to all ten for the Tyndall Report's favorite (text link) newscast series Primary Questions. "When was the last time you lost your temper and what came of it?"
They could not even agree on what "losing one's temper" means…
…being in a bad mood at sports team--Rudolph Giuliani
…inconveniencing supporters--Fred Thompson
…a little bit of inner rage--Bill Richardson
…getting angry at George Bush--Barack Obama
…feeling humiliated--Mike Huckabee
…being irritated by her pet dog--Hillary Rodham Clinton
…feeling tired and disagreed with--John Edwards
…frustrated by staffers fudging facts--Joe Biden
…getting emotionally involved in issues--John McCain
…a fellow motorist flips him the bird--Mitt Romney
And for the record…
"Only occasionally do I lose my temper"--Giuliani
"It ends quickly"--Richardson
"I actually am pretty even keeled"--Obama
"I try not to lose my temper"--Rodham Clinton
"There is a lot more equanimity"--Biden
"I believe in reconciliation"--McCain
"The result of anger is being hurt yourself and not accomplishing anything"--Romney
So that leaves the three southerners in the race--Edwards, Thompson, Huckabee--willing to rant and rave.
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