Alec Baldwin Paying for Iraq Soldier’s College

I know it’s out-of-character for me to write something nice about a celebrity. I’m sure I will get “deep-fried” for this post but here goes.

Alec Baldwin did a nice thing for a soldier who is leaving for Iraq. Baldwin was moved by a story he read in the New York Times about Private Resha Kane’s last day with her family before going to training camp for Iraq. He felt so strongly about the story that he has offered to pay for her college when her service in Iraq is finished.

Baldwin tracked down the soldier’s mom to offer his help.

“I didn’t know what to say,” said Patricia Kane, Resha Kane’s mother. “And then I asked him if he could send me his autograph. I’ve never met a star, let alone talked to one on the phone.”

This hurts me to report this as I think Baldwin has been kind of a jerk with some of his comments about the war in Iraq. Everyone is against the war but I think he has crossed the line at times.

I’m ready. Go ahead and tell me what you think.

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  1. daz says:

    Thank you for telling us about this. At least she’s not likely to burn down the hollywood hills after such generosity.

  2. Well, you got the man’s name wrong, so that’s good enough. I salute you.

  3. Toubrouk says:

    I still have the smell of bull$h!t stuck in my nose about that one. Why the public show? Why all the publicity? It kinda sound like a media stunt for me.

    Let see it that way: how much cost an education at the university in the U.S.? something like 50K$? For that price, he got Millions in publicity.

    If he was really interested in the wellfare of the soldier, I think Mr. Baldwin would had made de donation in a more private manner.

  4. Anonymous says:

    According to TMZ, he wished to make the donation anonymously but the soldier’s family publicized it.

  5. Bex says:

    Good for him doing something nice for someone else..

  6. DogRunner says:

    It is nice to see some of this generosity here at home as well.

    Yes, he has said some pretty negative things in the press, but in the end he did step up to the plate which few celebrities have done and enhanced the life of someone here in the states who can build a better life.

  7. neelyo says:

    Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. People complain that celebrities don’t do enough with their stardom, and when they do something good, their motives are questioned. You can’t win in the court of public opinion.

  8. Toubrouk says:

    **You can’t win in the court of public opinion.**

    Because that court saw way too much shenanigans pulled by the stars lately.

    I always have an healthy dose of doubts everytime a star is evolved. Do anyone buy the act of Madonna in Africa? So why should I be gratefull than Alec Baldwin spend some pocket change over a soldier that might never see the interiors of an university?

  9. Fabiola Thing says:

    Toubrouk–Please continue to spread love and joy wherever you go.

  10. Toubrouk says:

    I will!