August 23rd, 2009
06:15 PM ET
13 years ago

Senator to actor: 'Make my day'

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Former Democrat Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut has a simple message for Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin: bring it on.

Asked Sunday on CNN's State of the Union about Baldwin’s recent comments that he might move to Connecticut and mount a challenge to Lieberman because, as Baldwin told Playboy magazine, “I have no use for [Lieberman],” the Independent senator responded, “You know, make my day.”

“I respect Alec Baldwin as an actor and as a comedian,” added Lieberman, “if he wants to run, that’s his right.”

Lieberman has a track record of surviving tough election battles. After his strong support of George W. Bush’s decision to wage war in Iraq made him a target of liberal bloggers and activists, Lieberman lost the Democratic Senate primary in his state in 2006. Undaunted, the longtime senator decided to run as an independent and managed to hold on to seat. He is not up for re-election again until 2012.

soundoff (211 Responses)
  1. Jackie

    Joe Lieberman needs to be careful...who would have thunk the Minnesotan's would have voted for Al Franken?

    August 23, 2009 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  2. Amanda

    Between two stand up comics I take Alec anytime. At least he is funny and he has principles.

    August 23, 2009 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  3. John in S.F. Ca.

    Did it have to be Alec (drunk, child abuser, cheater, has been actor, annoying person all around) Baldwin? Dingbat Celebrity Politicians is the purview of Republicans, not Democrats!

    August 23, 2009 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  4. A view from Canada

    Alec Baldwin. Why not? The US has deteriorated into a celebrity run country anyways.

    August 23, 2009 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  5. Rob Stumpf

    Alec Baldwin for Senate. It's even more ridiculous when you have to type it.

    August 23, 2009 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
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