By Tim Molloy
NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) - Alec Baldwin says he won't run for
New York City mayor -- because he isn't "horny" for the office
like other candidates -- and suggested he may stay with "30
Rock," the show he had long been expected to leave after this
The announcement comes soon after a patch of bad publicity
for Baldwin after a dispute on an American Airlines flight. He
has previously described himself as "very, very interested" in
running for office.
"I've lost my appetite," Baldwin said on his weekly WNYC
podcast Wednesday, adding that the other candidates are "like a
guy on a date that you can tell he just can't wait to get his
hand up your blouse before even the lights go out in the
He added: "They're all just so horny for it."
Baldwin's "30 Rock" contract ends after this season, and he
said in October that he wanted to move on. But he also said at
the time that he might do "a piece of the year" after this
On Wednesday, however, Baldwin suggested that sticking with
"30 Rock" would be better than trying to run for mayor.
"Give this up for what?" he said. "I give up money and fame
and position and success; I give up this wonderful life I have
now in exchange for the chance to 'really change things?'...
Yeah, I'm not quite sure you can anymore."
Baldwin was ejected from an American Airlines flight
earlier this month after he refused to shut off his phone,
which he was playing a game on.
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