Isn’t it time to draft Alec Baldwin for mayor of New York City?

posted at 2:01 pm on June 28, 2013 by Allahpundit

The race is wide open, he’s interested in the job, and evidently there’s nothing more important to City voters than name recognition. The election’s already a freak show. Why not make it a little freakier by adding a guy who’s prone to regular rage fits? New Yorkers deserve a candidate who’s obnoxious, unaccomplished, and disgusting on Twitter.

Or rather, two candidates.

The actor sent out a series of Tweets on Thursday aimed at a journalist who claimed his wife Hilaria was using her phone during James Gandolfini’s funeral on Thursday at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in Manhattan.

“Someone wrote that my wife was tweeting at a funeral. Hey. That’s not true. But I’m gonna tweet at your funeral,” Baldwin wrote on Twitter.

The “someone” was the Daily Mail’s George Clark, whose article reads: “The pregnant yoga instructor’s social media feed was full of upbeat posts while the Sopranos star’s friends, family and co-stars were gripped with grief at a New York Catholic church.”

Some of Baldwin’s Tweets contained homophobic and threatening language: “I want all of my followers and beyond to straighten out this f––ing little b––, George Stark,” he wrote in one.

Another said, “I’m gonna find you, George Stark, you toxic little queen, and I’m gonna f––…you…up.”

He immediately apologized and promised to seek help for anger management. No, no, just kidding: He deleted his account and went off to sulk, as has happened before after one of his Twitter meltdowns. As for having to atone for the “queen” remark, I think he’s all good on that one. TMZ is angry about it for the moment, but Guy Benson’s right that all will be forgiven after Baldwin inevitably does an SNL sketch poking gentle fun at himself. Damage-control skills: A valuable quality in a mayor, no?

Speaking of deeply dislikable New York mayors, here’s an eyebrow-raiser from Mediaite: America’s nanny making the case that, if anything, the percentage of minorities subjected to the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk program should be higher than it is. And yes, this might affect the mayor’s race. Christine Quinn, who was supposed to be the frontrunner, is a close Bloomberg ally who’ll be forced to spin this away or else suffer with black voters. Our old pal Anthony Weiner is leading among that group right now (in one poll, at least), and might be leading even more after this. Did Bloomy just help elect the other Alec Baldwin in the race?


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Why can’t we persuade him to emigrate to Canada (or preferably off-planet)?

mad scientist on June 28, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Isn’t a teenage boy in jail for making terroristic threats like this?

faraway on June 28, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Should we look into what these guys said/did thirty years ago…the Today show will want to know. Btw, what’s in your wallet?

d1carter on June 28, 2013 at 2:08 PM

Draft Baldwin for mayor of NYC?

Oh, that’ll go over big with the boys at the Stonewall on Christopher street.

Is Baldwin still living in the US? Thought he promised he’d leave the country forever if George Bush got re-elected or something.

Guess Baldwin is just a punk lefty liar.

And, that I suppose is a profound endorsement for his becoming mayor of NYC.

coldwarrior on June 28, 2013 at 2:09 PM

AP you live in NY, why don’t you step up and get out of the shadows? /s

tim c on June 28, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Let it Burn.

workingclass artist on June 28, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Guy Benson’s right that all will be forgiven after Baldwin inevitably does an SNL sketch poking gentle fun at himself. Damage-control skills: A valuable quality in a mayor, no?

Alec Baldwin : Twitter :: Ike Turner : Tina Turner

apostic on June 28, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Women for Weiner

Baldwin – Children for Child Abusers

faraway on June 28, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Either he or Jim Carrey would be good….

SailorMark on June 28, 2013 at 2:16 PM

I really liked Arec in Team America, his best work to date.

Christien on June 28, 2013 at 2:17 PM

I admit that the eldest “Total Baldwin” (Clueless) is pretty amusing in those Capital One commercials, but…nah. Sheer entertainment-wise, how’s bout a William Shatner candidacy? Or Busta Rhymes?

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on June 28, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Hell yeah. The news orgs would cover every presser he did just in case somebody set him off. I would gladly watch with popcorn and soda.

Southernblogger on June 28, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Why is the zombie Chris Hitchens pictured?

derit on June 28, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Naked and Afraid!

a capella on June 28, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Christine Quinn, who was supposed to be the frontrunner, is a close Bloomberg ally

Second look at Anthony Weiner.

rbj on June 28, 2013 at 2:21 PM

They were unfairly attacking his pregnant wife. Twitter is always glitchy and I often see tweets pop up hours late. So, I’m on his side for this round.

Blake on June 28, 2013 at 2:23 PM

I admit that the eldest “Total Baldwin” (Clueless) is pretty amusing in those Capital One commercials, but…nah. Sheer entertainment-wise, how’s bout a William Shatner candidacy? Or Busta Rhymes?

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on June 28, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Hey there Fair Lady.

Yes, I am hoping he runs, so he can get hit in the head
with a giant rock.

ToddPA on June 28, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Some of Baldwin’s Tweets contained homophobic and threatening language: “I want all of my followers and beyond to straighten out this f––ing little b––, George Stark,” he wrote in one.

Another said, “I’m gonna find you, George Stark, you toxic little queen, and I’m gonna f––…you…up.”

Let’s see attempting to cause a riot, threatening to do bodily harm, and in “lefty land” a hate slur…well at lest the first two are possible legit charges.

This is what intellectual debate and disagreement looks like in the modern left.

William Eaton on June 28, 2013 at 2:27 PM

How about “The Rent is too Dam*ed High” guy?

talkingpoints on June 28, 2013 at 2:28 PM

talkingpoints on June 28, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Jimmy went condo.

coldwarrior on June 28, 2013 at 2:32 PM

Why is the zombie Chris Hitchens pictured?

derit on June 28, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Snort.

If Hitch is anywhere where he can have a laugh, he is.

Bruno Strozek on June 28, 2013 at 2:37 PM

The whiny “I want my Alleve” guy fits more into the Bloomberg mold.But Lois Lerner (getting paid for doing nothing)is more qualified.

MaiDee on June 28, 2013 at 2:39 PM

Hey there Fair Lady.

Yes, I am hoping he runs, so he can get hit in the head
with a giant rock.

ToddPA on June 28, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Well, Todd. The dodge-rock Visigoths can’t possibly miss him every time (though he’d still destroy Mr. Weiner in the beard-growing contest).

:)

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on June 28, 2013 at 2:42 PM

Where’s Third Person Jimmy from Seinfeld???

“That’s the guy who took away Jimmy’s Meal ticket”

ToddPA on June 28, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Two good movies (The Hunt For Red October, The Shadow) and one so-so one (Mercury Rising) on his resume’, nothing except a Bravo talking-heads series (Inside the Actors’ Studio) since, and he’s qualified to be mayor of NYC?

Well, OK. He’s about as qualified as Jesse Ventura was to be governor of Minnesota.

Also, consider the rest of the field.

As for his “anger management” problems, being a gibbering dingbat doesn’t seem to be considered a handicap as a public official if you’re a progressive. See Dianne Feinstein, Kwame Kilpatrick, Ray Nagin, Jerry Brown, etc.

(I would add Pelosi, but she’s really in a class by herself in the “absolutely screamingly out of her tiny little mind” department.)

clear ether

eon

eon on June 28, 2013 at 2:45 PM

Isn’t it time to draft Alec Baldwin for mayor of New York City?

Crown him king of California.

Oldnuke on June 28, 2013 at 2:48 PM

“Isn’t it time to draft Alec Baldwin for mayor of New York City?”

The Gateway Pundit has a MUCH BETTER question: “Isn’t it time to Charge Alec Baldwin With Assault and Hate Crimes”

…and then lock him up in a mental ward away from all human beings.

TeaPartyNation on June 28, 2013 at 2:58 PM

Wifey’s name is Hysteria?

Akzed on June 28, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Just man enough and nutty enough to be mayor – I vote yes

jake-the-goose on June 28, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Second look at Anthony Weiner.

rbj on June 28, 2013 at 2:21 PM

Don’t you look at his Weiner!

Ward Cleaver on June 28, 2013 at 3:02 PM

If his wife was really on her phone during the funeral, she deserves to be criticized for it.

And, RIP, James.

Ward Cleaver on June 28, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Weiner is leading among that group right now

and might be leading even more after this

Hilarious. Watch out for Weiner.

antisocial on June 28, 2013 at 3:09 PM

Slightly o/t: The People article includes one of my pet peeves:
Anytime someone says or does something that suggests the slightest hint that they do not agree with the homos*xual lifestyle, their words or actions are branded “homophobic” by the MSM. “Homophobic” means “afraid of homos*xuals” (or, more literally, “afraid of things that are alike”). I don’t think Alec Baldwin, or 90% of people who are negative toward the ghey lifestyle, are afraid. Maybe disgusted, frustrated, angry, but not afraid.
(PS – is it ghey to say “pet peeves”?)

KS Rex on June 28, 2013 at 3:14 PM

So his wife allegedly was being extremely disrespectful during Tony’s funeral and the wise guy Alec decides to mouth off? Where was Bobby Bacala during all this, he woulda taken care of that punk.

scalleywag on June 28, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Could Alec Baldwin beat Weiner?

azkag on June 28, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Baldwin -v- Wiener -v- the woman whose name I can’t remember, but who I am given to understand is both gay, hard core Lefty, and insufferable.

Think of the debates! And no matter who wins, NYC goes down the tubes.

Entertainment for flyover country in return for putting up with them all these years.

Subotai Bahadur on June 28, 2013 at 3:35 PM

Baldwin For Mayor!

NYC Deserves Him!

Socratease on June 28, 2013 at 4:41 PM

The Whiner or the Weiner?
Tough choice, New Yorkers.

TimBuk3 on June 28, 2013 at 5:49 PM

Perfect!

Didn’t he do a Schweddy Weiner skit on SNL?

Ditkaca on June 28, 2013 at 5:51 PM

Perfect!

Didn’t he do a Schweddy Weiner skit on SNL?

Ditkaca on June 28, 2013 at 5:51 PM

Hahaha!! That was the brilliant NPR Spoof “Schweddy Balls”.

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on June 28, 2013 at 7:10 PM