Rumor has it that Alec Baldwin wants to follow in Al Franken’s footsteps and let his fame open the door to a career in the halls of the Senate. Question: is Alec really electable after that rank calling his 12 year-old daughter a “rude thoughtless little pig?”
In a recent Playboy interview, he mentioned his political aspirations:
“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.
“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 himself admits that there’s plenty of material for opponents to attack him with:
“These guys will have a field day. I’ve given them so much crap to use against me… If I run for political office, they’ll have a forest of material to kill me with.”
Maybe that phone call, obviously leak by feuding ex-wife Kim Basinger, was him at his worst moment, sure. But would people really vote for him if there was an attack ad featuring that infamous voicemail playing on their TV 24/7. I honestly don’t think so.
Does that phone call mean Alec is a bad dad? Does being a angry parent make you a bad politician?