Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) channeled one actor, Clint Eastwood, on Sunday to respond to another Hollywood star's threat to challenge him for reelection.

"Make my day," Lieberman said about actor Alec Baldwin's comments in the latest issue of Playboy that he might move to Connecticut to challenge Liberman, a centrist "Independent Democrat," for reelection in 2012.

Baldwin, a political liberal, told Playboy that he has "no use" for Lieberman, who supported Sen. John McCainJohn McCainTrump fires opening salvo in budget wars Overnight Finance: Trump budget to boost military, slash nondefense spending | Senate confirms Commerce pick | House Intel chief won't subpoena tax returns Overnight Defense: Trump proposes 3B defense budget | Defense hawks say proposal falls short | Pentagon to probe Yemen raid MORE's (R-Ariz.) presidential campaign over President Obama's, and has stymied his party by not backing a public option in healthcare reform legislation.

"I mean, I must say that I respect Alec Baldwin as an actor and as a comedian, and if he wants to run, that's his right," Lieberman added during an appearance this morning on CNN.