Alec Baldwin (Sort of) Runs for Mayor Again
Well, looks like he's up to his old tricks again, according to Baldwin's most recent speech on Bloomberg Television (via Daily News.)
Baldwin says that he is contracted to work with NBC through 2013, but:
"two years, four years, is an eternity in an American political life. Let's see what things are like in 2014 and maybe I can find some opportunity. I would love to do it because I have had a job that has been very good to me. I have been very lucky and very successful in a lot of ways, but I would still like to consider doing that, because I do a lot of this kind of work now and I wonder what it would be like if I had a staff and budget to do it."
Yes, you read that right. This apparently is happening. Again.
He even appeared to plant the seeds of a potential political platform. Baldwin, turns out, is for taxing the rich and increasing federal arts funding. He fully supports President Barack Obama, and is not at all sheepish about proclaiming his lost faith in Congress. (No word yet on whether he would lead like Lt. Colonel Nicholas Kudrow in Mercury Rising.)
Check out this vid for more, er, insight.
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