Stephen Baldwin on Sarah Palin's SNL comments
By April MacIntyre Oct 21, 2008, 17:26 GMT
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Actor Stephen Baldwin is the born-again Christian brother of actor Alec Baldwin.
On last weekend’s Saturday Night Live, Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin joked with Alec Baldwin, admitting that his brother, Stephen, was actually her favorite Baldwin.
Stephen told “Extra” he’s ready to be Palin’s go-to-guy, declaring, “After Joe the Plumber and all the hype he’s getting, it’s making me think that to be the number one Republican kind of poster boy, I have to challenge Joe the Plumber to a UFC Smackdown.”
As for Palin’s primetime appearance, Baldwin commented, “[I] thought she was hilarious, a good sport…I think McCain was brilliant in choosing Sarah Palin because now SNL’s ratings this past Saturday were highest in 14 years.”
He adds, “You could bet your backside that Lorne Michaels [executive producer, SNL] is going to accept her invitation…She’s already said [she’d] be glad to do it again.”
When asked who he thought was funnier – Palin or Alec - Stephen exclaimed, “Come on, what do you expect me to say? He’s my brother. [pause] Sarah Palin, no question.”
Baldwin admits he “thinks she’s [Palin] fantastic and more qualified to potentially be V.P. than another individual; maybe to be president.” As for Palin’s competition, Baldwin says, “Barack Obama is a brilliant man, very talented, very intelligent…It’s my opinion John McCain is the better choice. More experience to be president.”
“Extra’s” interview with Stephen Baldwin airs tonight.