Roseanne Barr Is Running for President — Wait, What?
People who aren't happy with the current presidential candidates may soon have another choice: Roseanne Barr. The actress and comedian said Thursday she's running for the Green Party's nomination.
And she's not joking.
The Green Party will select its nominee at a Baltimore convention in July, and the Emmy-winning sitcom star said she's already submitted paperwork to put herself in the running.
In a questionnaire submitted to Green Party candidates, she wrote, "I will barnstorm American living rooms ... Mainstream media will be unable to ignore me, but more importantly they will be unable to overlook the needs of average Americans in the run-up to the 2012 election."
A statement from Barr said she's been fighting for working-class families and women for decades, adding, "The Democrats and Republicans have proven that they are servants -- bought and paid for by the 1% -- who are not doing what's in the best interest of the American people."
Barr's hit TV comedy 'Roseanne,' in which she played the wise-cracking mom in a blue-collar family, aired from 1988-1997. She currently has a 46-acre macadamia nut farm in Hawaii.