There were some nervous giggles from NDP staffers as they watched Jack Layton being interviewed by Peter Mansbridge from a room in the downtown Toronto CBC headquarters.
One viewer had emailed a comment expressing frustration by what she described as Layton avoiding straight answers to questions.
"Is it possible for you to answer a question, Mr. Layton?" the viewer asked.
"Oh no!" one staffer gasped.
Layton answered "Yes."