Billy Baldwin backing elder brother Alec for Mayoral post
Washington: Alec Baldwin’s little brother Billy has suggested that the actor could possibly be suited for the post of New York mayor.
The ’30 Rock’ star’s brother said in an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan on Tuesday night that the actor’s on-and-off political aspirations could actually be “very real.”
“I think on one level it’s very real. I think he’s very committed and extremely bright and knowledgeable and I think he could do it and he could run,” the Politico quoted him as saying.
“On the other hand, I’m not quite sure if he’s cut from the proper cloth because it requires a lot of tolerance and a lot of patience and …” he said.
When Morgan cut in by noting that the actor has a reputation for being “temperamental” and “a bit hot-headed,” his guest quickly jumped to his older brother’s defense.
“Let me remind you that John McCain and Rudy Giuliani are quite the same and they are very successful and highly effective politicians,” he said.
The younger Baldwin also opened up to Morgan about his support for President Barack Obama — “I would most definitely like to see him elected” — saying that he is still “disappointed” by the president’s performance on a number of levels.
“Environmentally. I’m disappointed with public education. I’m disappointed with — certainly with how quickly the economy’s recovered. I think maybe they could have handled things differently,” he said.
“I’m not a fan of (Larry) Summers and (Tim) Geithner,” he added.