Alec Baldwin: Bush Let in "Hooligans" to “Rape” and "Plunder" the Government

<img vspace="0" hspace="0" border="0" align="right" src="http://newsbusters.org/media/2005-09-22-CCTOOLATBaldwin.jpg" />Actor <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000285/"> Alec Baldwin</a>, on Thursday night's <a href="http://www.comedycentral.com/shows/too_late_with_adam_carolla/index.jhtm... Late with Adam Corolla</i></a> on Comedy Central, denigrated President Bush as &quot;the little guy that snuck into the theater and he popped the window open so that all these other hooligans could come in and just rape and rip off and plunder the government.&quot; Baldwin's attack on Bush followed his explanation that the only reason he can't be President himself is that &quot;to do that would mean to give up what I'm doing now. And I've said this a few times over the last couple of years is that I don't know whether I'm ready to give up what I'm doing now.&quot; (Baldwin appeared on the midnight EDT/PDT show to promote his role on the season debut this week of NBC's <i>Will &amp; Grace</i> sit-com.)<br /><br />Transcript follows. <b>Video excerpt</b>: <a href="http://newsbusters.org/media/2005-09-22-CCTOOLATBaldwin.rm">RealPlayer</a> or <a href="http://newsbusters.org/media/2005-09-22-CCTOOLATBaldwin.wmv">Windows Media</a><br /><br />
<!--break--> Opening the second segment of the half-hour show which airs Monday through Thursday nights, Comedy Central displayed on screen this un-dated quote from Baldwin: &quot;I wanted to be President of the United States. I really did. The older I get, the less preposterous the idea seems.&quot;<br /></p><blockquote>Baldwin then revealed that he seriously thinks he could be President if we wanted to run: &quot;Well, you know, to do that would mean to give up what I'm doing now. And I've said this a few times over the last couple of years is that I don't know whether I'm ready to give up what I'm doing now.&quot;<br /><br />A bit later, Baldwin delivered his take on the current President: &quot;I think that, I had this analogy once where the President now, this particular President, is like remember when you were a kid and you wanted to go to a party and you couldn't get into the party? Like your friends were having a party they wouldn't let you in?&quot;<br /><br />Corolla quipped: &quot;What do you mean a kid? I'm an adult and I'm not getting into parties.&quot;<br /><br />Baldwin: &quot;I remember when I was a kid you always had somebody that we called the little guy. And the little guy was the guy that when you wanted to burglarize the house he'd climb up on the roof and jimmy his way through the little attic window. Or he'd like go and, he'd sneak into the theater and then pop the back door open so we could all sneak into the theater.&quot;<br /><br />Corolla, referring to Baldwin's younger brother: &quot;Stephen.&quot;<br /><br />Baldwin: &quot;Exactly. That's Bush. Bush is the little guy that snuck into the theater and he popped the window open so that all these other hooligans could come in and just rape and rip off and plunder the government.&quot; </blockquote>

Brent Baker
Brent Baker
Brent Baker is the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and VP for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center