ALBANY -- It’s not quite your Lincoln-Douglas debates, but raging today in the world that is Twitter is an argument, er, debate, no, let's just say slapfest between Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and actor Alec Baldwin. (Yep, that's not a sentence you write every day in Albany).
Turns out the actor, a Democrat, didn’t like the portrayal of him on the Capitol Pressroom radio show Tuesday by Skelos, a Republican, who basically made Baldwin out as a rich guy OK with raising taxes in New York.
Skelos may have started things off in the real world, but Baldwin began his barbs this morning on Twitter. His first entry: "Dean Skelos says I want your taxes to go up and not my own." He followed with a challenge to debate Skelos, and told the senator to bring 10 years' worth of tax returns and his itinerary. Another: “Only a Nassau County Republian tool like Dean Skelos could drag my name into a debate on state income tax.”
Later, Baldwin followed with this:
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