Third-term-enamored Bloomberg runs afoul of Alec Baldwin
Add movie star (and outspoken Democrat) Alec Baldwin to the list of New Yorkers who object to Mayor Michael Bloomberg's successful push to overturn the city's term limits law.
In an online column for the Huffington Post, the famously mercurial leading man decries the notion that the economic crisis presents a special circumstance that justifies reversing two public referendums on the issue.
"This [City Council] vote leaves me wondering a few things. One is that supporters of Bloomberg's move argue that New York is in crisis and only Bloomberg, with his business acumen and experience in office, can serve effectively as mayor now. Do they suggest that Bloomberg would withhold his insights and assistance on behalf of New Yorkers unless the law is changed? Negate the will of the voters or Bloomberg won't play ball? What kind of public servant says that?"
Baldwin has never been shy about expressing his political opinions, routinely coming down on the opposite side of the spectrum from his conservative brother, Stephen.
He appeared on "Saturday Night Live recently" in a skit denouncing Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, who made a guest a appearance.