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Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Entering Politics Is Something Alec Baldwin Is "Very, Very Interested In"


Hoo boy. Alec Baldwin spoke to former governor and noted philanderer Eliot Spitzer on CNN recently, and he discussed just how badly he wants to enter politics.

"I don't want to say this in an anti-elitist way, but we've had men who are Ivy League groomed running this country since 1988," Baldwin said. "We've had 22 years of Yale and Harvard running this country right now, and the problems aren't getting solved."

Of course, some may question Baldwin's connecting with today's middle class, given his fame and fortune as a prominent, award-winning actor. All that, he said, is irrelevant.

"Even though I've had a job which is a very, very interesting and unique job and there's fame and there's money and all this other nonsense that people equate it with, it's a job, it's work, and I think people in my business are very hard working people. But whatever I've accrued in my career, it hasn't changed me as a person."

I think I speak for most of America when I say you can do more good for our country on 30 Rock than you can in congress, Alec.

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  • http://mattpayton.tumblr.com/ BobSacamano

    I agree: leave the actor-turned-politician game to the Republicans so they can continuously rail against Hollywood culture while the rest of us snicker at them and then go back to ignoring them.

  • JoshUng

    Then again, it would be interesting to see how many times his opponents accidentally use clips from 30 Rock to mudsling against him not realizing it isn't real.

    I can see the line "Its after 6, what am I, a farmer?" in response to why he's wearing a tux losing him the vote in upstate NY.

  • HerooftheBeach

    Baldwin's smarmy wit would be wasted completely on the floors of Congress. Al Franken isn't politically allowed to crack wise like we want him to, and the same thing would happen to Alec.

    It'd be much better for Jack Donaghy to run for office.