February 4, 2012
Roseanne for president. Really.
Here’s the latest entry from Roseanne Barr’s blog on “RoseanneWorld.com:” “I am pleased to inform you that Roseanne Barr is officially recognized by the Green Party of the United States, Presidential Campaign Support Committee, as a Green Party Presidential Candidate—Tom Yager, co-chair of the PCSC.” To which Roseanne opines: “Cool.”
That’s right, folks, Roseanne Barr – the formidable domestic goddess from TV’s “Roseanne” (and a very Jewish domestic goddess in real life), is officially running for president of the United States of America.
According to the Associated Press:
When the Journal met up with Roseanne last year at her “Full Moon & High Tide” studio in El Segundo (she lives on a macadamia nut farm in Hawaii), she was jokier about her presidential aspirations. “I am running for president and prime minister of Israel; it’s a two-fer,” she said on camera. “And I promise in my platform to bring peace to not just both of those nations, but to the entire world within one year, and I won’t go back on my word and I will make it happen.” How? “Just with common sense,” she said. “Everything that makes any kind of sense or has any logic has been completely upended, so all we have to do is reverse it, and that’s how. Like I would make peace pay off rather than weapon sales and WMD’s (weapons of mass destruction).” Roseanne said to read Roseanne World for her complete platform.
As for her pitch to run for Israel’s prime minister, she said, “I would actually do the things necessary to bring mashiach now.”
Apparently Roseanne has set those plans aside to focus on the U.S. of A; the Green Party will choose its nominee at its July 12-15 convention in Baltimore.
In the meantime, here’s revisiting our video interview with Barr, in which she discusses her Jewish upbringing, her book “Roseannearchy,” and more. And of course you won’t want to miss Roseanne singing “HaTikvah” for us (she’d been practicing her singing since infamously screeching out the U.S. National Anthem at a baseball game in 1990).