As the nation continues to consider the implications of Alec Baldwin's potential future entrance into politics, CNN's Jack Cafferty already has his doubts about Baldwin's credentials. He points out that Al Franken the most recent celeb turned politician at least went to Harvard, but Baldwin, pathetically, only managed to graduate from NYU. Well, Baldwin, never one to hold his tongue, has decided to nip this whole "not qualified" thing in the bud before it spirals out of control by making an example of the CNN anchor. "I would like to make a deal with Cafferty," he wrote on the Huffington Post last night.
Jack, you don't tell people that a career in the performing arts disqualifies them from seeking elected office, and I won't say publicly that your being convicted of leaving the scene of an accident in which you struck a cyclist and then ran two red lights while you were pursued by the police and were subsequently ordered to serve 70 hours of community service back in May of 2003 disqualifies you from posing as a "Man of the People" on a major cable news network. Fair enough?
The more we think about it, the more we become convinced that, for the public good, this man must run in a political campaign.
Man of the People [HuffPo]