Katie Couric: "Let me ask you are you gonna do a lot of politics because I know you're a registered Democrat? This is an election year."
McEnroe: "Well how did you know that? First of all."
Couric: "I did my research, John. Impressive huh?"
McEnroe: "It, it is impressive. It's the first year I've actually registered as a Democrat. I was unregistered cynic for the first 25 years of my life, of my available voting time. But I registered as an independent in 2000 and now I believe change has to come. But we don't want to get political, too political right now. But the answer to you're question is, I would love to have politicians."
Lester Holt: "Has that, has that torpedoed some talk show hosts? Going too political too soon?"
McEnroe: "Would you care to mention some names?" Holt: "Well Rosie, Rosie O'Donnell."
McEnroe: "Well I, I, if you're referring to the fact that she came out and said she was lesbian I think that..."
Holt: "No, gun control and, and..."
Couric: "No I think it was more like the, the gun control thing and Tom Selleck." Holt: "Yeah, yeah."
McEnroe: "'Cause I thought that took a lot of courage, actually, to do that. And I think she was doing quite well and, and she got a little tired of it. I bet you she wishes she had it back now but..."
The Today Show - July 7. 2004