Republicans Give Alec Baldwin One-way Greyhound ticket to Montreal
Drudge Report - Sun Apr 14 2002 10:34:24 ET

The Republican Party of Florida had a gift for actor Alec Baldwin, who was the featured speaker Saturday night at the Florida Democratic Party's state conference at Walt Disney World: A one-way Greyhound ticket to Montreal!

The reason, said Florida GOP chairman Al Cardenas, was because Baldwin reportedly promised to leave the country if President Bush was elected president.

The state GOP paid $70 for the ticket, which was printed in Baldwin's name. GOP staffers also passed out copies of the ticket that said "Well, here in Disney World, dreams can come true!" The fliers were addressed, "Alec, courtesy of your good friends at the Republican Party of Florida."

Baldwin, for his part, had a gift for Republican Gov. Jeb Bush: a stuffed toy with a picture of Bush covering the face which Baldwin called a "Jebbie" award. Baldwin said Bush's efforts as an actor pretending to have the interests of Floridians at heart "would make Lawrence Olivier genuflect in admiration."

Baldwin said he understood that the governor and Lt. Gov. Frank Brogan didn't like his acting.

"I hope you know that hurt my feelings," Baldwin said. "I know an actor when I see one and this governor is a great actor."