I have a soft spot for Alec Baldwin-it started with a special on parrots in the Amazon that featured Baldwin and ex-wife Kim Bassinger. Baldwin seemed so well-intentioned, if perhaps not the brightest bulb in the chandelier. So what if he parrots the conventional Hollywood line? Well, he’s also a gentleman. Powerline quotes (see “Praise for Palin“) Baldwin’s gracious post on HuffPo in Sarah Palin’s appearance on SNL:

“When you come on a show like that, you are prepared in advance to get worked over. Palin knew that. Palin came on to be a good sport. And she was. She was polite, gracious. (More so than some of the famous actors who come through there, believe me.)” Baldwin wrote in a blog on The Huffington Post. …

Baldwin, who co-stars with Fey on the TV comedy “30 Rock”, said several political commentators had criticized “Saturday Night Live” for giving Palin a spot on the show fearing it would sway voters on Election Day, November 4.

“You’re kidding, right? The woman is the vice presidential nominee of one of the two major parties in this country. Don’t put her on SNL? With all of her exposure and the Tina Fey performance? What reality are you in?,” Baldwin wrote.