About your request to be considered for 2007 American Parents of the Year. . .
all of us here at Parents Are People Too realize how important you are
to the livelihoods of your publicists and attorneys, I'm afraid that
the judges must decline your generous offer to be this year's poster
boy and poster girl for moms and dads behaving like complete idiots
after the divorce.
We can only stand back and applaud such shining examples of utter self
absorption. Narcissism has never been in better hands.
Mr. Baldwin, that heartfelt and touching voicemail message to your young daughter is a
credit to all parents who use their kids as bargaining chips following
the disintegration of a marriage. Calling her a "pig" was a defining
moment for anyone who has ever felt the backlash of a child who had
something better to do than talk on the phone. Truly, Mr. Baldwin, you are an
inspiration to fans of parental alienation everywhere.
You and your former spouse, Ms. Basinger, deserve something special
for all the sacrifices you've made to raise your daughter. Your
combined attempts to destroy the psyche of an
innocent child are laudable. Needless to say, we hope you'll find it in
your hearts to escalate your efforts to crush what self esteem she has
left, and then reapply next year.
This was a difficult decision for our panel, as we couldn't have asked
for two people more representative of the thousands of incompetent jerks
who think they qualify as parents, just because they got drunk one
night and swapped enough DNA to make a baby.
We wish you continued success and look forward to reading your application for next year's award.
P.S. Naturally we understand your disappointment, but in just a few
more years, your daughter will be ready for drug and alcohol re-hab, so look on the