Ed Driscoll


WE COMPARE, YOU DECIDE: The New York Post (found via Instapundit, naturally) is reporting about the election Alec Baldwin lost, back in 1979. They said:

In 1979, when Alec still went by his birth name Alex, the eldest Baldwin brother lost his campaign to be George Washington University’s student association president by one vote. After he demanded a recount which only confirmed Baldwin’s loss, he dropped out of GW and transferred to New York University. . . .

The move made Baldwin the butt of jokes. In the March 8, 1979, edition of the GW Hatchet, National Law Center senator Dana Dembrow wrote: “Yes, it is possible for Alex Baldwin to not win a fair election. Alex Baldwin lost not because anyone cheated, but simply because his opponents were the choice of the voters.”

When Mr. Burns lost an election on The Simpsons, he famously said:

“This anonymous clan of slack-jawed troglodytes has cost me the election, and yet if I were to have them killed, I would be the one to go to jail. That’s democracy for you.”

On December of 1998, during the House impeachment proceedings, Baldwin went on NBC