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After reading a Mar. 4 article in the New York Times about an 18-year-old female Army soldier preparing to embark on her first tour in Iraq, the 30 Rock star was so touched he decided to reach out and offer to help pay for her college education.
The Times article chronicled Pvt. Resha Kane’s emotional farewell with family and friends as she left behind her innocent teen years for the grueling military life she was about to encounter upon shipping out for training at Fort Hood, Texas.
According to Baldwin’s spokesman, Matthew Hiltzik, the story and accompanying photo of the soldier tugged at the thesp’s heartstrings because Resha reminded him of his 11-year-old daughter, Ireland, and he was so affected he wanted to lend a hand.
So, once in a while, I need to cut Baldwin some slack — but not today.
I’ll offer to sponsor Resha Kane and her friends’ first kegger if she uses Baldwin’s money to go to a conservative college, such as Hillsdale. Alec’s head would a-splode!