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Roseanne Barr: I'm Running for President!

USMagazine, Friday, August 5, 2011, 9:23am (PDT)
  • Roseanne Barr, 2012?

    On a Thursday appearance on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno, the actress and reality star announced that she was running for president of the United States! 

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    "You know, Jay, I decided that since you're the one that got Arnold Schwarzenegger elected as governor of California, that I wanted to make my announcement here on your show because I really wanted to ask for your support, " the 58-year-old said. "My announcement is that I am running for president of the United States."

    "I'm totally serious," the Roseanne's Nuts star added. "'Cause I want to be a part of the debates, because I want to represent the tax payer. In fact, I'm choosing the tax payers as my vice president."

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    So what exactly inspired the former sitcom star to set her sights on the White House? Sarah Palin! "It's because of her that I decided to do a reality show," she said. "That's kinda what got me thinking that I too should run for president, if she can... I feel like she's stealing my act anyway!"

    "I'm not for [Democrats or Republicans] because they both suck and they're a bunch of criminals," Barr added. So what political party does she belong to? One she made up -- "American's Green Tea Party."

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    Early Friday morning she tweeted that she really was "serious" about running for office. Why? "So I can speak on behalf of the taxpayers of this country who are dissed to the max," she said.

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