Actor Alec Baldwin -- since he woke up one morning believing that he understood politics and had an opinion that American’s would be interested in hearing -- has said and written a lot of absurd things. His recent rant at HuffnPuff has to rank high on his growing list of most inane.
Please take a seat, and secure all fluids. You’ve been warned (emphasis mine throughout):
All around us are signs of global climate change. And this administration's response is to send in more troops. If you don't think there is a link between the weather and Iraq, you are wrong.
Checking that link about now? Don’t believe me? Well, The Shadow was just getting warmed up:
Our country must lead the way in global energy strategies that will, somehow, convince countries like China not to spend decades to come burning trillions of tons of fossil fuels to grow their economies in the way we did. It is the most important work we can do now, on par with "fighting terrorism."
He really wrote that. I swear. But, the best was yet to come, for next on the docket was a loveletter to Chappaquidick Teddy:
Kennedy has it all right. Time is up…Thank God for Teddy.
Sadly, he wasn't talking about Ted Knight. Of course, no Baldwin rant is ever complete without some vitriolic statements thrown at the Vice President:
A lot of talk about what the Dems should do now that they are at the wheel. Two people this Congress should not let up on. Cheney, obviously. Can't let the opportunity slip away to prosecute Pinochet-ney for all of his crimes.
Next on the hit parade was a man that Baldwin likely voted for in 2000, but much as most of his ilk, he's mysteriously forgotten:
The other is Lieberman. This party needs to send a strong signal, and that is that loyalty matters in partisan politics. (Did Lieberman really think that his colleagues would chuck the entire Connecticut state apparatus just to soothe his ego?) Lieberman needs to go to the shed. For a very long time. Gotta get his mind, right. And when he comes out, ask him, "Are you a Democrat, Joe? Or aren't you?"
Amazing. Isn’t it wonderful that Arianna has created a forum for folks like this to write their non sequiturs for all to read? She must be so proud.