The self-proclaimed original domestic goddess is ready to take her opinions to the highest office in the land.
Yes, that’s right, Roseanne Barr has announced she’s running for President of the United States.
“Jay, I decided since you’re the one who got Arnold Schwarzenegger elected as governor of California that I wanted to make my announcement here, on your show, because I really want to ask for your support,” Roseanne told Jay Leno during an appearance on Thursday’s “The Tonight Show.” “My announcement is that I am running for President of the United States.”
The 58–year-old former small screen star said she wants to join the 2012 race so that she can “be part of the debates” and “represent the taxpayers.”
“In fact, I’m choosing the taxpayers as my Vice President,” she told Jay, to rousing cheers from the audience. “I want to put the questions to the panel about like, where the hell did our money go? That’s number one.”
In addition to an immediate accounting for the government bailout money, Roseanne declared she has another type of green on her mind.
“The legalization of marijuana is number one – the end of all drug wars,” she told the late night host of her top priorities.
Roseanne, who moved to Hawaii in 2007 to farm Macadamia nuts – a move which is chronicled on her Lifetime reality show, “Roseanne’s Nuts” – said she’s been inspired by former Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin in both her foray in reality television and a bid for Presidency.
“It’s because of [Sarah Palin] that I decided to do a reality show. And also, I have feral pigs that overrun my farm and I’d like to shoot them out of a helicopter,” she told Jay with a smile. “That’s kinda what got me to thinking that I too should run for President if she can.”
As for her potential party affiliations, Roseanne has no interest in being associated with either Democrats or Republicans.
“I’m not for either party because they both suck and they’re both a bunch of criminals,” she said. “I made up my own party – it’s America’s Green Tea Party.
“There’d be no taxes. I’d forgive all student loans, all debts,” she added before joking, “It’s really thought out.”