Alec Baldwin will (probably) not run for mayor of New York City in the next election. But that doesn’t mean that he’s ruling out a go after 2013.
In an interview with the New York Times, the “30 Rock” actor explained that he is committed to the NBC show until April 2012, which would make running difficult. But that fall, he wants to enroll in a politics and government master’s program so he can understand what it would really be like to be mayor. “What’s the reality of the city unions, of contracts, agreements, teachers, infrastructure, decentralizing, everything? And utilities, Con Ed, the M.T.A. — how does it all work?” he said.
On the flip side, Baldwin has been using his Twitter to engage fans in political discussions. “Why do you think people (unemployed & lower class) are engaging in the riots? Is it mindless thuggery or a political statement?” one Twitter user asked of the riots in London. “People are frightened. Frustrated. Many govts today simply seem like a drunken parent, passed out on a sofa,” he replied.
Read the whole interview at the New York Times.