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Aug052011

President Roseanne Barr? Comic Announces White House Run

Paul Drinkwater/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- Roseanne Barr, during an appearance Thursday night on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to plug her new Lifetime reality series, the comic announced she’s running for president.

Barr proclaimed, “I am running for president of the United States.”  Barr told Leno she was “totally serious” and wants to participate in the debates, adding “I want to represent the taxpayer.  In fact, I’m choosing the taxpayers as my vice president.”

When Leno asked Barr if she was running as a Democrat or Republican, the former self-titled sitcom stars replied, “I’m not for either party because they both suck and they’re both a bunch of criminals. So I made up my own party. It’s the Green Tea Party.”

Entertainment Weekly reports the first episode of Roseanne’s Nuts, which follows Barr as she runs a Hawaiian nut farm, attracted an impressive 1.6 million viewers a few weeks ago, but the audience for the latest installment dropped to 785,000.

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