Alec Baldwin calls Sarah Palin “Bible Spice”

“30 Rock” star Alec Baldwin was on David Letterman last night, and he talked about meeting Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin during his guest stint on |Saturday Night Live.” Baldwin said Palin was very nice and friendly and he called her “very game and very professional” for her appearance on SNL, which he likened to a dunk tank. He also confirmed that she’s hot in person and said “she’s a very beautiful woman.” Imitating Palin’s voice, Baldwin said that one of the first things she mentioned when she met him was that she knows one of his brothers.

“I’ve been talking to your brother Stephen and we’ve been chatting, trying to figure out how to knock some sense into you.”

Alec’s brother Stephen is an ardent Christian conservative. Alec told a funny story about him, and said he would hanging out with him at a restaurant and all of a sudden Stephen would look up from his soup and say all serious “You know, most of these people are going to hell.”

Alec is an outspoken and committed Democrat. Of the upcoming election, he said he doesn’t think it’s a foregone conclusion despite the solid trend in the polls toward Obama.

“I have a person that I want to win obviously, and I don’t think that’s a mystery. On the other hand, if he doesn’t win – if the other guy wins – if the guy who’s running with Bible Spice wins. [crowd claps and Paul Shaffer repeats 'Bible Spice']

“If John McBush and Bible Spice win, we have to find a way to come together as a country, because we can’t let it be the way it’s been the last 8 years where there’s been this acrimony and this bitterness. We have to find a way somehow to do that.

“But I do think that if Obama wins we will have seen something wonderful happen in our lifetime politically, and it’s been a long time since we’ve had that happen in this country.”

The third season of “30 Rock” premieres tonight at 9:30 on NBC.

You can watch a clip of Baldwin’s appearance on the Late Show on and on the Huffington Post. If you missed Barack Obama’s 30 minute special on television last night you can catch it on YouTube.

Alec Baldwin is shown leaving his hotel on 10/29/08. Credit: WENN

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  1. Hollz says:

    I’m going to call her Bible Spice from now on :)

  2. Ron says:

    That’s the best line about her I have ever heard! I laughed out loud when I read the headline!

  3. Baholicious says:

    Thanks CB, that just made my day! :D

  4. dr.grrl says:

    bible spice…. brilliant!

    funny how steven baldwin could do a movie like “threesome” years ago and then be condemning people over a bowl of split pea soup! LOL

  5. Syko says:

    Perfect! I love it, from now on that’s her name, in my mind. John McBush isn’t bad, either. :lol:

  6. Oversneer says:

    … Which makes him a perfect spokesman for preaching the end of acrimony and bitterness. Yep.

  7. Mr. T says:

    “If John McBush and Bible Spice win, we have to find a way to come together as a country, because we can’t let it be the way it’s been the last 8 years where there’s been this acrimony and this bitterness. We have to find a way somehow to do that.

    “But I do think that if Obama wins we will have seen something wonderful happen in our lifetime politically, and it’s been a long time since we’ve had that happen in this country.”

    I don’t think so. If anything the country will be more divided as Obama is not a unifier but a divider. All the hate that the left has heaped on GWB will give back exactly what they have sowed. Payback is hell. Enjoy it.

  8. daisy424 says:

    Agree Mr. T.
    The monikers John McBush and Bible Spice show that.
    We are indeed the ‘Divided States’ not ‘United States’.

  9. Murmur says:

    Mr. T: Wow. Bitter much? Get over it.

    If the unthinkable happens, Bible Spice might turn out to be a better president than W.

  10. ri23 says:

    Love Alec Baldwin. Bible Spice!

  11. aleach says:

    oh really, daisy and mr t??
    thats funny you should say that because wasnt “Bible Spice” the one saying there are certain parts of the country that are “more american” than others?!
    wow, what a UNITER these two are, huh!!
    i dont think us on the left have half as much as the hate that those repubs seem to have these days…

  12. daisy424 says:

    You just proved Mr. T’s point aleach, divided.

  13. Kaiser says:

    Mr. T & Daisy – It seems like Palin is unifying Democrats, Independents and Republicans together in joint dislike. And it’s not the Democrats who are sending out bitchy quotes to journos about how Palin is a “diva” and a “whack job”. How is that less offensive than “Bible Spice”?

  14. daisy424 says:

    Diva, my post was directed at the comment “i dont think us on the left have half as much as the hate that those repubs seem to have these days…”
    that was proving a point.

    Yes, all of the issues you listed are important and I agree has divided the US, but not solely this election year, but for decades.

    edit* All of this is offensive, from all sides.

  15. aleach says:

    well i, like kaiser, am just stating that it seems mccain and palin are the ones with the hateful ads, and they use those buzzwords they love so much like “muslim. terrorist. muslim.” etc. that are meant to incite fear about obama, thus, DIVIDING people among all parties. people dont like mean people. thats what they seem to be these days, honestly. a mean old grounchy man and a religious zealot woman whos only hope of winning is based on if they can get peole to be afraid of the scary black man with a scary name!! :wink:
    *edit- whoops, meant to throw a little “socialist” in there with muslim and terrorist!

  16. ak says:

    Meh. I still wish Alec Baldwin were really Jack Donaghy. I.e., I wish there was a Jack Donaghy instead of Alec Baldwin.

    Jack: “What am I, a farmer?”
    Alec: One Scotch and an angry phone call away from an aneurysm.

  17. gg says:

    aleach: You really think that? That is really strange. What I’ve seen is the Obama people slamming McCain and Palin.

    My point is, it’s just perspective. You notice things when you want to. What Alec said is right. We are very, very much divided. People don’t seem to want to work together at all anymore, just sit around and bitch, which will ruin this country, no matter who is President. It’s not supposed to be Us versus Them.

    Saying things like, “if (whoever) wins, I’M MOVING from the States” makes me just think: Go for it. Please. Just stop whining!
    The negativity makes me ill.

  18. stellapurdy says:

    Alec said in an interview on 20/20 that he never said he would move if Bush won the election. I’d like to see an actual video of him saying it because he sure as hell caught a lot of sheista about it.

    And I’d like to see the 2 major political parties work together and stop the hate and bigotry. But I don’t think it will ever happen as long as the ultra “christian” agenda has control of the republican party. The sooner the republicans can get back their real identity and kick out Focus on the Family’s and Rush Limbaugh’s version of it, the better off the whole country will be.

  19. Jackie says:

    What ever happened to separation of church and state?????

  20. DetroitMom says:

    gg: Do you by chance only watch Fox News? If you added any other news source to your day, you’d clearly know that McCain-Palin have slung far more mud than Obama-Biden.

    No one, no matter what polical party you belong to, should rely on just 1 source of information.

    Stellapurdy: I was a card-carrying Republican until 2004. The christian right has almost ruined the party. I’m not buying everything Barack is selling, but just look at what’s happened the last 8 years…we need CHANGE.

  21. Kolby says:

    There is nothing wrong with being angry and critical about the state of our nation. It’s our responsibility as citizens to question our leaders and to take advantage of our right to vote if we don’t like the way the country is being run. It’s been a long time since I’ve felt positive about the direction our country is heading in, lots of people feel that way. The current administration has done plenty to keep the nation divided – the conservative christian movement has had it’s grip on the executive branch for long enough. When clear-thinking, level-headed people are leading the nation, things will be better, people will stop hating each other simply because they belong to a different political party or worship a different god (or no god at all), and maybe something positive will get done. That’s my hope anyway.

  22. Andrea says:

    this was the best thing about Palin I’ve heard in a while

  23. aleach says:

    gg: are you serious right now? youve only seen mccain/palin getting bashed by obama? thats odd, because ive pretty much seen the opposite. obama seems to be the one taking the higher road on all this.
    i guess thats what fox news will do to ya.
    at any rate, i sooo wish the dems and republs could work together! i absolutley wish they could, but i think the only way that will be even close to a possibility is with an obama presidency. thats just my opinion. but when palin talks about parts of the country being more american than others, i think thats a bad road to start going down.

  24. aleach says:

    @ stellapurdy-totally totally agree with your last statement!!

  25. gg says:

    I said “Obama PEOPLE”, not Obama. No, I don’t watch Fox News. I don’t watch any news; I work all the time to stay afloat and pay the mortgage, and sneak visits to celebitchy. This is just what I’ve observed, from my daily perch. Funny, I read celebitchy more than any news and I see, well, look above if you need Exhibit A …

  26. Bobby the K says:

    The U.S. (as seen from the outside) seems to have been divided forever. It’s because I think of the many huge issues, the intensity of the culture, the number of people etc.

    Racism, poverty, religion, war, women’s rights etc. These are polarizing issues that have no easy solutions. And they are a big part of America’s history (and future).

  27. vdantev says:

    It can’t top ‘Caribou Barbie’, that still makes me chortle.

  28. get real says:

    I don’t get it…so is the “Left” supposed to love what Bush and his friends have done to this country. How long has this war gone on? How many people are losing jobs and homes? How much money does this country owe China? For this, we are to be grateful. Maybe the BSer..oops I mean Bible spice, could do a better job. Then again, so could a fifth grader.

  29. jmckinne says:

    You know, I’ve hated this guy as much as the next conservative in the past, and with good reason. Remember his rant about the house managers during the impeachment hearings? And his rant into the phone about his daughter… disgusting. And he’s always been a lefty and he still is of course.

    But I for one think Alec has been taking some meds or getting anger therapy or something. He seems to have changed, and for the better. In the last month:

    I’ve heard him make civil comments about the banking crisis, in which he stated – in a crowd of lefties – that the Democrats were at fault too.

    Then he was perfectly civil to Palin on SNL – more so than Tina Fey was, and Palin is giving her career on big shot in the arm, she could at least faux smile at her.

    His nicknames for McCain and Pailn here are not hateful and he makes clear that he’s not “leaving the country” this time if his side loses.

    People can change, and it looks like he’s trying at least. Of the two people on stage last night Letterman has thrown far more hate at Palin than Baldwin.

    Like him or not, this is an improved Alec Baldwin.

  30. jmckinne says:

    Umm… Aleach….

    Which group is it that runs around writing stories about how “small town” or “red state” Americans are ignorant, “over patriotic”, rednecks? Which group is it that writes books like What’s the matter with Kansas Which treats being from one of those “dreadful” red state as some kind of pathology instead of a geography?

    So when Palin complimented small towners on their belief in America she was just saying what the left has been screeching for years. In fact viewed from the left she was insulting them.

  31. ER says:

    I’ve made it pretty clear I’m a staunch conservative, but I did catch Obama’s speech (on FOX News no less) and when he mentioned the name John McCain and heard the ‘boos’ of all the people listening, he said, “don’t boo, just vote.” I thought that was very classy of him! Even though I didn’t vote for Obama, little things like that at least help me to have some respect for him!

  32. gg says:

    I think BO smoked McCain for lunch on that appearance. The auditorium is a few blocks away and at least McCain, stayed at the hotel nextdoor. On my way in, I watched the 25 black or white SUVs under the skywalk I was walking on and saw 4 ladies looking down and joined them for awhile. Lots of security everywhere. I counted 25 cars and 15 motocycle guards. All I could think of was all the wasted gasoline. And to be fair, BO was probably across town doing the same thing.

    Looks pretty obvious Obama is going to win the election. I really hope he works on this petroleum/auto industry business because the way we waste our resources is obscene.

  33. JaundiceMachine says:

    Re: “What’s the Matter With Kansas”

    I don’t understand your point. It’s not as though some liberal idealist from New York or L.A. qualified small-town stereotypes by crunching some numbers and contributing “outsider” observations. Thomas Frank grew up in Kansas. I think he’d be well qualified to comment on the socio-political aspects of Kansas, and express his dissent as an educated adult (who was educated in – you guessed it – Kansas).

  34. aleach says:

    alright then well looks like we have some disagreements here
    i love having political discussions, but its hard to over the internet when you cant read my voice or face.
    so anyways, good points. butttt, i just got back from waiting 3 hrs to cast my vote so..
    i guess we’ll see on tuesday!
    i really cant wait for this election to be over. i think im having an msnbc overdose.

  35. rottenkitty says:

    >>Then he was perfectly civil to Palin on SNL – more so than Tina Fey was, and Palin is giving her career on big shot in the arm, she could at least faux smile at her.<

    Bwahahahah! Palin gave Tina Fey’s career a “shot in the arm”? I guess the three Emmys Fey just won indicate her total career nadar.

    Yep, Tina Fey doesn’t have a show on the prime time. Oh wait, she does.

    And, correct me if I’m wrong, but she also starred in and wrote “Mean Girls.” Which I believe was a very successful movie. And didn’t she just star in another movie recently?

    Palin is a Hollywood king maker now, eh? Wow, where does she find the time what her moose hunting and all…


  36. calimom says:

    get real – got it right!!! Barack the VOTE!!!

  37. jess says:

    as someone who dislikes both, the majority of what i’ve seen (in fresno no less) is obama this obama that obama is going to save the world. i have heard maybe one thing bad about obama vs. like all kinds of mudslinging against mccain. im still not voting for either of them.

  38. vdantev says:

    Which group is it that runs around writing stories about how “small town” or “red state” Americans are ignorant, “over patriotic”, rednecks?

    It’s only name-calling when it’s inaccurate.

    Kansas nearly across the board has tried to reset the educational clock of their schools to something like 1873 by insisting that Creationism is science and not religion being shoe-horned into the classroom.

  39. daisy424 says:

    You’re right about the press coverage Jess.

    MSNBC stood out for having less negative coverage of Obama than the press generally (14% of stories vs. 29% in the press overall) and for having more negative stories about McCain (73% of its coverage vs. 57% in the press overall).

    On Fox News, in contrast, coverage of Obama was more negative than the norm (40% of stories vs. 29% overall) and less positive (25% of stories vs. 36% generally). For McCain, the news channel was somewhat more positive (22% vs. 14% in the press overall) and substantially less negative (40% vs. 57% in the press overall). Yet even here, his negative stories outweighed positive ones by almost 2 to 1.


  40. Codzilla says:

    I live in a red state, and this “ignorant redneck” nonsense really does get tiresome. While there is certainly a host of morons here, I encountered just as many fools in the blue state in which I was born and raised. It’s appalling to me how many people, who undoubtedly count themselves among the enlightened set, react so viciously to those who dare to disagree with their world view.

    Edit: In regards to Kansas, what’s wrong with presenting evolution AND creationism? My father is a scientist and, as such, I was raised to believe in evolution (which I still do, wholeheartedly). But there are a lot of people out there who see things differently, so why not expose children to both schools of thought? I don’t see it as indoctrination if both sides are presented equally.

    *Braces herself for the onslaught*

  41. indigo25781 says:

    What Baldwin said was funny. Freedom of speech people.

  42. Codzilla says:

    Thanks, Daisy. Can I hide behind you once the pitchforks come out? :D

  43. what says:

    codzilla, if both sides are to be presented equally then there must be a disclaimer of some kind. as in, this is science, we teach it to you because we want you to learn to think rationally, while this is religion, which is by its nature irrational. there is no other “other side” to the evolution debate, it’s not something you can choose to believe in or not believe in. simply there is no debate left on the subject. scientists disagree with one another on the specifics, but they no longer disagree on whether or not it occurred.
    so how can you teach a science class that the entire scientific community disagrees with?
    creationism is completely irrational and not provable.

    that said, if people want to teach their children irrational things at home, they have the right to do so.

    (i hope that didn’t sound pitchforky, it really wasn’t meant to be.)

  44. Codzilla says:

    what: Didn’t seem pitchforky, at all. And I absolutely agree with your point that there should be a distinction made between science and religion. I guess I just feel that that since these two points of view are the most prevalent, kids should be exposed to both, just from an awareness standpoint. I don’t agree, however, that one side should be taught as “wrong” or “right”. It’s up to the kids to ultimately decide for themselves, in my opinion.

  45. what says:

    i think the bible should be taught as literature because, as you said, it is so prevalent in our culture.

    but picture yourself as a kid who has the option: boring science class where you have to memorize a crapload of info, or fun religion class where you are told that it;s all taken care of and god loves you.

    rational thinking takes a long time to learn, it doesn’t come naturally to us. allowing kids a choice between learning to analyze and just accepting fun stories, you know which one they will pick!

  46. Codzilla says:

    I definitely agree with teaching the bible as literature, as opposed to a factual text. But if children who are on the fence choose to believe the “fun” story at first, then what’s the harm? There are many years for them to reassess their position based on further education. Or maybe they’ll embrace creationism permanently. Either way, I don’t feel it’s our place to judge, or consider them intellectually inferior because they don’t see things our way.

  47. brista says:

    Evolution is science. Creationism is not science.

    So for me, it’s pretty clear that one belongs in science class and one does not.

  48. skankbasher says:

    @brista – Good for you! Couldn’t agree more. :D