Kristen Nichols was working for the Atlanta bureau of The Associated Press in 2004 - she was Kristen Wyatt then - when she set out to dig up whether Miller was seeking a full term in the U.S. Senate.
When I finally chased him down, he just shook his head and said, "At my age, I don't buy green bananas." I told my editor (Michael Giarrusso) that we had it, he wasn't running again, and shared the banana quote, and Michael wisely just paused and didn't say anything and after a long minute just said we weren't going with it. So I missed a big scoop thanks to Miller's affinity for fruit metaphors.
She grumbled about it to Dick Pettys, a veteran AP reporter who was the dean of the statehouse press corps. He shared his own story about trying to probe Miller when he was governor about a false rumor that he had prostate cancer.