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Alec Baldwin's Potshot - September 2, 2003

By James L. Hirsen, J.D., Ph.D.
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After Martin Sheen, Woody Harrelson, Woody Allen and others took a swipe at Arnold Schwarzenegger, evidently Alec Baldwin couldn't restrain himself any longer. Baldwin showed up on CNBC's "News with Brian Williams" and mouthed more of the same old stale "stealing the election" stuff.

"There is a pattern of this kind of electoral nullification for people who are opponents of elected officials, typically Democratic officials now. I believe that this is, though not part of some orchestrated conspiracy, it's the same thing you see in the Clinton impeachment and in the Florida election in 2000 and 2002, where the reforms that were promised after the 2000 election were not put in place by the, the state of Florida, the Texas redistricting as well and now this recall," Baldwin clamored.

It seems Alec is choosing to ignore the New Jersey Supreme Court's illegal legislating to save a Senate seat for the Democrats, not to mention the Florida Supreme Court's arbitrary extension of a statutory time limit.

But Baldwin did manage to shower Arnold with some faint praise, saying, "Schwarzenegger is a great guy. He's a, he's a great businessman and figure in the entertainment world, everybody who's worked with him in my business loves him and thinks he's a really great guy, but he is not qualified to be the governor of the state of California."

Bet the public would love to get a glimpse of the credentials that qualify Baldwin to engage in such expert political pooh-poohing.

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