Martin O’Malley was running late to his scheduled interview with Diane Rehm on Tuesday morning. Instead of appearing in the studio, O’Malley called in from his car. A presidential campaign may be perpetually running late, but Rehm wasn’t happy about changing plans.
Before asking the former Baltimore mayor about policy, Rehm said she expects guests to show up on time for a national interview. Punctuality is a reflection of whether people can trust a candidate, she said.
Diane Rehm starts show chiding Martin O'Malley for being late to show, calling from car. He tells her can't believe every promise pol makes
— Laura Rozen (@lrozen) September 15, 2015
Wow Diane Rehm just schooled @MartinOMalley for being ate to show and not keeping his promise. Terrible start for Gov.
— Baynard Woods (@baynardwoods) September 15, 2015
@NPR Diane Rehm is giving her guest the what-for because was late. it’s awesome
— Pronounced Scott (@sk_aught) September 15, 2015
By the second segment of the show that began around 10:20 a.m., O’Malley was live in the studio. He was sure to tell the host he was a “big fan.”
UPDATE: At the end of the interview, Rehm asked O’Malley about where he was planning to raise money from.
“From listeners like you,” O’Malley joked.
Rehm wasn’t amused. “Doubt it,” she said.
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