Minnesota has Al Franken for senator, so why can't Ohio get Alec Baldwin to run for governor? The timing is perfect. The 51-year-old actor has already announced his plans to retire from acting after 30 Rock wraps up in 2012, and he hasn't exactly been shy about voicing his political ambition. Now an opportunity has fallen in his lap like a hot movie script.
Alec confirmed to Playboy that an Ohio law firm approached him to run for governor, essentially saying, "Mr. Baldwin, here's who we represent, the kinds of cases we handle, our credentials in Ohio state politics. We want you to move to Ohio and run for governor. We will launch your career."
Sounds easy! But he's the first to point out there are more than a few skeletons in his closet, telling Playboy, "If I do [go into politics], these guys will have a field day. I've given them so much crap to use against me — Canteen Boy, Schweddy balls. I just did the Wii sketch. Did you see that? . . . Google or YouTube that one; it's just ridiculous. While I'm doing it, I'm thinking, If I run for political office, they'll have a forest of material to kill me with."
Let's start with the Wii clip! (Thanks, Alec.)
Want more? Watch SNL skits ("Schweddy Balls," "Canteen Boy," and "Cougar Den") after the jump!