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Dec232011

Alec Baldwin Dismisses Venture in Politics After Airline Incident

Art Streiber/NBC(NEW YORK) -- While he was once thought to be eying a career in politics -- specifically a run for Mayor of New York City -- the scrutiny from Alec Baldwin's Words with Friends-inspired fracas on an American Airlines plane has apparently shuffled his priorities.

In an interview with director Stephen Daldry on Baldwin's show on a New York City public radio station, Baldwin ranted, "Give [30 Rock] up for what?  I give up money and fame and position and success; I give up this wonderful life I have now in exchange for the chance to 'really change things'?  Yeah, I'm not quite sure you can anymore.  I've got a good job.  Am I doing To Kill a Mockingbird?  No.  I'm doing a sitcom.  But we have fun, and it's a family."

Baldwin also sniped: "The people that are running for mayor.  I don't see myself in that crowd.  They are like a guy on a date that you can tell he just can't wait to get his hand up your blouse before even the lights go out in the theatre...They're all so horny for it, horny for their own ascension."

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