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MESA, AZ - FEBRUARY 22: CNN correspondent John King talks to the audience before moderating a debate sponsored by CNN and the Republican Party of Arizona at the Mesa Arts Center between Republican presidential candidates U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich on February 22, 2012 in Mesa, Arizona. The debate is the last one scheduled before voters head to the polls in Michigan and Arizona's primaries on February 28 and Super Tuesday on March 6. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

As we all stumbled through last week’s nail-biter of an election half-asleep and irritated, John King was sharp as a tack.


The CNN man recently sat down with Steve Annear of the Boston Globe for a Q&A. He talked about his Dorchester roots (he was a bartender at Copperfield’s by Fenway years ago), he accent slipping out on the air, and the incident with the fake Pornhub banner: “If that’s what some clown thinks is a good use of their time, that’s fine.”


Click here to read the entire piece. Oh, and his secret to staying up and staying sharp as the election unfolded? Lots of coffee, lots of water, long walks, and adrenaline.


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