An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
“They hate liberals who can throw a punch,” Baldwin tells Safer.
Asked who “they” are, Baldwin says, “They, yeah, this…they. The vast right wing conspiracy that’s after me.”
The right went wild when it was reported he said he’d move out of the country if George Bush were elected.
“I never said that,” Baldwin says. “I said, ‘It might be a good time to leave the country.’ There’s a big difference between that and promising to leave the country. And even if I did, who cares? What difference would that make in anyone lives, you know?”
“Your eloquence, if that’s the word, can get you into deep trouble,” Safer remarks.
“So I don’t make the eloquent point so eloquently, is that what you’re saying?” Baldwin asks.
“You described your ex-wife’s lawyer as a 300-pound homunculus with a face like a clenched fist,” Safer says.
“I was being kind, Morley. I was being kind,” Baldwin jokes.
“It’s up there in the pantheon of abusive remarks, correct?” Safer asks.
“Yeah. Well, I think that people who treat someone the way I was treated during that case, you respond to them, I don’t view that as abusive,” Baldwin says.
“As appalling as what you said may be, even more appalling was that it was released by someone,” Safer points out.
“That tells you what I’m dealing with,” Baldwin says. “But you know, listen, you use words like ‘appalled’ and you have, if I may say so, a pretty judgmental tone of me. But I think that as truly sorry as I am that that happened, to me it only illustrates how difficult this process has become for many, many people.”
As an actor, I actually like Alec Baldwin. As a politician? Gimme a break.
One note, on his side….yes, I’m trying to refrain from losing my lunch, from 8 hours ago….I can all too well understand his frustration at his kid, and the song and dance he was going through with the divorce and all. I was embarrassed that Sean Hannity kept playing that tape over and over and over, ad nauseum.