Roseanne Barr Wants Green Party Presidential Nomination
Roseanne Barr is running for president: The actress and comedian has submitted paperwork in hopes of becoming the Green Party's candidate.
The Associated Press.
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Barr won an Emmy for her sitcom "Roseanne," which portrayed a blue collar family from 1988 to 1997. She said she would force the news media to focus on working-class Americans.
"I will barnstorm American living rooms," she said in a candidate questionnaire submitted to the party, according to the AP. "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."
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It's unclear how Barr's political aspirations fit into her hopes to return to scripted television with the upcoming NBC project "Downwardly Mobile." NBC picked up the pilot last month for the comedy, in which she would play a mobile-home park operator who serves as a surrogate mother to the strapped people who live there.
Barr appeared last year on a one-season Lifetime show about her macadamia farm in Hawaii, "Roseanne's Nuts." In an interview with TheWrap about her life on the farm, she said she was not left- or right-wing.
"I am no wing. I am an American," she said. "I believe in people-ism. Solutions that work for everybody. I think we should stop dividing ourselves and get food to the hungry and decent food to people all over the world. Clean water. Decent fuel that doesn’t poison us. We're so smart. We can regenerate limbs with stem cells. We can grow safe and good food and get along."
She also described the farm as "a utopia based on everything that isn’t bulls---" and "a community where I am queen."
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