Go for it Alec!
Emmy Award winner Alec Baldwin is eyeing a post-acting career that could take him off a Hollywood soundstage into the halls of Congress.
Why not? He’s no less qualified than some recent office-holders including a Fake Wrestler, a Neighborhood Organizer, an Action Hero and a Pornographer-er I mean Satirist.
A native New Yorker, Baldwin said he has been approached by an unnamed Democratic law firm who wanted him to run for governor of Ohio, and he has also considered moving to New Jersey or Connecticut to run for office. “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.”
Congratulations Minnesota – you’ve started a Saturday Night Live Carpetbagging trend!
Baldwin, who currently stars in the NBC comedy “30 Rock,” told Playboy magazine that he is seriously considering running for Congress. But he acknowledged his opponents would have plenty of fodder to use against him.
Playboy? Isn’t that where our Senator From New York published his thesis?