Roseanne Barr already told Jay Leno she planned to run for president, but back then she was going to start her own party. Now, though, she’s seriously seeking Green Party nomination for the 2012 presidential run. The (presumably recycled) paperwork is in, and given that I have zero idea who the heck else is running, she might actually have a chance?
The actress-comedian said in a statement that she’s a longtime supporter of the party and looks forward to working with people who share her values. She said the two major parties aren’t serving the American people.
“The Democrats and Republicans have proven that they are servants — bought and paid for by the 1 percent — who are not doing what’s in the best interest of the American people,” Barr said.
This makes it sound like Barr picked the Green Party because it’s the only semi-viable third party option, which might be true. But she’s also in favor of combating global warming. Of course, she plans to do that mainly by growing macadamia nuts, as she explained last year on The View:
If people were to get their protein from nuts rather than beef, you see, there’d be no global warming, and there would also be enough grain to feed all the hungry people.
- Roseanne Barr 2012: Actress Seeks Green Party Presidential Nod, Huffington Post
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