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First, Alec, now Stephen Baldwin vow to leave country, but they don't

June 27, 2008 |  8:42 pm

Remember how Alec Baldwin promised to leave the country if George W. Bush was elected president.

And Alec never got around to the exit part of his vow. PrDemocratic actor Alec Baldwin with a gun who vowed to leave the U.S. if George W. Bush was elected but changed his mind and is still hereetty comfortable life here. And politicians don't keep their promises either.

Well, his actor brother Stephen is a Republican. He says he doesn't understand why Americans care about celebrity endorsements.

But today he did make the same self-exile vow if Democrat Barack Obama is elected. The Ticket would never point out there are certain tax advantages to living abroad, not that that would ever figure into a wealthy celebrity's residential decisions.

Our colleague Johanna Neuman is over at the very new, very popular Countdown to Crawford blog that politics fans will want to bookmark. She has the full Baldwin story today.

As well as video of Stephen's funny answer on Fox News when Laura Ingraham criticized Alec.

--Andrew Malcolm