Thingish Things

Run, Alec, Run!

Written By: William F. B. O'Reilly - Jul• 07•12

Alec Baldwin is at it again. The Hollywood hothead is thinking of running for mayor of New York for the nth time.

This time Baldwin’s considerations are for real, though, “very real” his brother Billy Baldwin assured CNN this week. There’s just that temperament thing to consider.

But “let me remind you that John McCain and Rudy Giuliani are quite the same,” the younger Baldwin explained with a straight face, “and they are very successful and highly effective politicians.”

No one expects the volatile Alec Baldwin to run next year, of course. For one thing he’s newly married — to a 28-year-old yoga instructor. Baldwin is 54. He may not survive the honeymoon. He’s also been floating and withdrawing his name for public offices for more than 20 years. When he’s not doing that, he’s threatening to move to Canada.

But why shouldn’t Baldwin run?

The rest of this column is available at Newsday Westchester.  Thanks for reading!

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