Alec Baldwin loses appetite for NYC mayoral run

Last Updated: Dec 22, 2011, 15:10 PM IST

Washington: Alec Baldwin has revealed that he has lost his “appetite” to run for the mayor of New York City due to “horny politics”.

During his weekly ‘WNYC’ podcast, the 53-year-old television star said that he has closed the door on a possible run for the post of the mayor in 2013.

During the show, Baldwin’s guest movie director Stephen Daldry asked him if he was going to have a political career, to which the actor responded in the negative.

“I doubt it now. The older I get, the more I feel that all of it has changed,” CBS quoted him as saying.

“The people that are running for mayor – I know this is terrible – I look at them and I don’t see myself in that crowd. They’re 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 just so horny for it. Horny for their own ascension,” Baldwin said.

Baldwin has long harboured political ambitions. In 1998 he appeared on CBS 2’s Sunday political talk show, and in 2000 he campaigned with Hillary Clinton for the US Senate.

ANI