Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Alec Baldwin Eyes Congress: Watch Out Lieberman, Al Franken Congressional Inspiration

Alex Baldwin says a law firm has asked him to consider running for the governor of Ohio, but Baldwin is eyeing the halls of congress. Ah, what an inspiration Al Franken must be for the many, always-political, Hollywooders. See Update 12-18-09 - below.

Alec Baldwin - Senator Alec Baldwin?

In an interview with Playboy magazine, Baldwin says there's plenty of fodder to use against him, should he decide to enter politics, but:
I'll put it this way," he told the magazine. "The desire is there; that's one component. The other component is opportunity.
I'd love to run against Joe Lieberman," Baldwin said of the Independent Democratic senator who is no favorite of the liberal wing of the Democratic Party. But Baldwin dismissed the idea, saying "It's all fantasy."
Baldwin is a native New Yorker and he sees many opportunities to make his fantasies come true:
How much longer will Chuck Schumer stay as senator? After 2013 Bloomberg will be gone. What happens then? Do I run for Congress on Long Island? What's Tim Bishop going to do? He represents my district. People get sick, die. They're offered lucrative deals and want to cash in and make money for their retirement. People misstep," he said. "Unfortunately, an opportunity for me may mean bad things for someone else. I don't wish that."
Baldwin is perhaps most famous for a voicemail he left for his daugther. Divorced from Kim Bassinger, Baldwin was infuriated with his daughter Ireland because he could not get in contact with her. Yes, "infuriated" is the right word. Now, the two seem to have reconciled.
Alec Baldwin and daughter, Ireland - January 2009 (photo)

Alec Baldwin is the star of NBC's 30 Rock. He's a hilarious and very talented guy with a razor-sharp wit and a spirit of mean politics, and a mean temper.

12-18-09 Update:
At the premiere of It's Complicated, Baldwin teased reporters by admitting that he will stay with 30 Rock for two more years and then he may be interested in politics. Baldwin says he needs to get his graduate degree, so looks like school is in his future.

Alec Baldwin (Video)
Alec Baldwin Phone Call to his daughter (Video)

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