Think of Al Franken as an overture

by Smitty (h/t The Corner)

Jonathan Adler points to a Times Online article about Alec Baldwin running for Congress in 2012.

Baldwin said that his fantasy opponent would be Joe Liebermann, the former conservative Democrat from Connecticut who went independent after losing the party ticket. In the end, however, he conceded that his political ambitions lie in his native New York.

“Here anything can happen,” Mr Baldwin said. “People get sick, die. They’re offered lucrative deals and want to cash in and make money for their retirement. People misstep. Unfortunately, an opportunity for me may mean bad things for someone else.”

And then, further on

Baldwin has not always been so courteous about those on the other side of the political divide. In his Huffington Post blog, he once called former vice president Dick Cheney “a lying, thieving Oil Whore. Or a murderer of the US Constitution.”

Of the Republicans driving Bill Clinton’s impeachment, he told Conan O’Brien’s Late Show: “If we were in another country… we would stone them to death and we would go to their homes and kill their wives and their children. We would kill their families, for what they’re doing to this country.”

Alec, if you’ll listen to your brother Stephen, you might have some potential.

Update:
Franken’s First Act: Signs On As EFCA Co-Sponsor

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