By DrewThere's a story told about Lyndon Johnson that may or may not be true, but if it's not true it should be. During the 1968 campaign, Richard Nixon was harshly critical of LBJ's Attorney General, the ultra-liberal (and that's putting it kindly) Ramsay Clark, whose appointment Johnson himself came deeply to regret. Anyway, Johnson supposedly said something to the effect that while he hadn't ever had much time for that SOB Nixon, whenever Nixon criticized Ramsey Clark Johnson felt like standing up and cheering.
I feel that way about Alec Baldwin. I've never thought much of him, but when he says thinks like this about the pompous jackass Jack Cafferty, the "Man of the People" at CNN, it makes me want to throw my arms around him in gratitude. Seems that Cafferty has been poo-poohing the idea of Baldwin running for the U.S. Senate. "After decrying the notion of 'actors and comedians' running for public office, Cafferty stated, 'Baldwin's credentials are questionable... but Franken is no slouch. He's Harvard educated.'"
Of course, we've come to expect this level of buffoonery from Cafferty. Baldwin fired back though, and if he never does anything else for the rest of his life, I'll admire him for it. (Along with his Hulu commercials.) Said Baldwin in response, "I would like to make a deal with Cafferty. 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."
Baldwin, if I were a drinking man I'd buy you a drink.