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Janine Turner's Wild Ride from Baldwin's Girl to GOP Darling

By    |   Tuesday, 07 Oct 2014 01:19 PM

Alec Baldwin's left-leaning pals had no use for his former fiancée Janine Turner — and would promptly tell her to shut up when they talked politics, the "Northern Exposure" actress tells Newsmax TV.

"There are a lot of good people in Hollywood and it's been good to me. I've managed to work in Hollywood, but I wish I was never part of that hip crowd," Turner, a staunch conservative, said in an interview this week on Newsmax's "The Steve Malzberg Show."

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"During my Alec Baldwin days, when I was engaged to him, I would sit around in those tables and be told to be quiet – not by Alec."

Turner, who was set to wed the hot-headed "30 Rock" star and card-carrying liberal in 1983, has dated some of nation's hunkiest celebrities, including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Sylvester Stallone and Troy Aikman.

While she never married, the Nebraska-born beauty has a 16-year-old daughter, Juliette, whose father she has never publicly named — although gossips suspect is the son of a well-known businessman.

Over the years, Janine has made no secret of her political beliefs, campaigning for vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin in 2008, speaking at the 2012 Republican National Convention and writing political essays.

Mother and daughter, who live on a cattle ranch outside of Dallas, are now both out with new books — the actress with "A Little Bit Vulnerable: Janine Turner on Hollywood, God, Sobriety & Politics," published by Dunham; and Juliette with, "Our Presidents Rock!" published by Zonderkidz.

The publicity blurb for Janine's book says it "reveals how she climbed out of the canyons of heartbreak, alcoholism, and the recent death of her father, as well as her call to action for American men, women and children to preserve American principles."

Janine is not shy in her distaste for liberals and believes intolerance from the left is the same as it was 30 years ago, when she was the toast of Hollywood.

"I don't think it's diminished at all. I talk about this at a great length in my book about the hypocrisy in Hollywood and even Madison Avenue," she said.

"It's really interesting to me to see these really outspoken liberals who are against big banks and big businesses and then suddenly do what those credit card commercials are doing, which are for big banks.

"Even Madison Avenue has a few hypocrisy issues going on there."

Janine — whose films include "Cliffhanger," "Dr. T. and the Women" and "Steel Magnolias" — believes that liberals have done their best to strip all mentions of God in the nation's public school system.

"We are creating a generation of robots. Kids may be academically stimulated, but we don't take care of a child's spirit and that is incredibly important," Turner said.

"What does our first amendment say? It says we won't establish a religion, but we won't prohibit the freedom thereof. Our kids are being prohibited from expressing or even seeking spiritual development. There are kids who want to know about that."

Turner is pushing for schools to devote daily periods for presenting the world's diverse religions.

"Why don't we take 15 or 20 minutes a day, have all these different rooms with different teachers," she said.

"And if you're a Christian you can visit the Christian room, if you're a Muslim, you can visit the Muslim room, Hebrew, Jewish, Hindu, meditation, yoga — or you can go and play in the playground.

"Everyone would have a choice. Then we can develop the spiritual aspects of our nation's children because how are kids going to cope with how to pick up drugs and alcohol or even to be a good American citizen? This is what's missing in our schools and we can get it back."

Juliette is National Youth Director for the group Constituting America, which focuses on educating young Americans about the U.S. Constitution.

"My mother has instilled in me a love of my country and of history my entire life," Juliette said.

"What I've realized is my generation doesn't want to sit down and read pages and pages of textbooks about our history, but we are the future generation of our country.

"It's up to us to know our history in order to preserve our country. This is what I've done through my book is to try to make history fun for my generation."

In "Our Presidents Rock!", Juliette reveals little known facts about the nation's leaders, "in order to make them more like people like ourselves who've struggled with their adversities, but who have risen above them to become presidents."

Her quirky trivia includes how John Quincy Adams owned a pet alligator, how Ulysses S. Grant was ticketed for riding his horse too fast, and how Gerald Ford briefly worked as a fashion model.

Juliette said she is optimistic about the future of the country as it passes into the hands of her generation, who she believes is ready to work hard for it.

"The kids my age are realizing the importance of knowing our history and the importance of protecting our Democratic republic," she said.

"I'm seeing more and more interest, in my friends, about engaging in politics and in our government, which is very hopeful."

Last week, Janine wrote an impassioned column in the Washington Times, urging Republicans to work extra hard to attract the female vote.

"As the midterm elections rush toward the finish line, it is important to understand the psyche of the single woman and the single mother," she wrote.

"Garnering more of the single woman’s vote is essential for the Republican Party to win, and a win is sorely needed in order to remove Harry Reid from his post as Senate Majority Leader.

"Only then will the true intent of the republican governing process be reinstated."

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