Roseanne Barr running for Green Party presidential nomination
Roseanne Barr for president?
The comedienne announced on February 2 that she is running for the Green Party's presidential nomination. Barr said she is a longtime supporter of the party, according to the Associated Press, and believes the two major parties don't represent the American public.
"Vote for me, I'll fix this [expletive]! -Barr 2012-," she wrote on her official Twitter page.
Barr has submitted paperwork to the Green Party for her candidacy, according to the wire service. The party's presidential nominee will be selected at a convention in Baltimore in July.
She told her Twitter followers, "I will run until the convention in July in Baltimore-I fully expect Jill Stein 2b the nominee& I will support her, but til then-I'll serve."
In her candidate questionnaire submitted to the Green Party, Barr wrote, "I will barnstorm American living rooms." She added, "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."
At the end of January, it was announced that Barr's multi-camera comedy series, "Downwardly Mobile," was picked up by NBC. Barr will star the operator of a mobile-home park who becomes a surrogate mother of sorts to her poverty-stricken tenants.
Barr's Lifetime Network reality show "Roseanne's Nuts," which showed her running a macadamia nut farm in Hawaii was canceled in September after one season.
Barr is best known for her hit sitcom "Roseanne." The show ran between 1988 and 1997 and earned four Emmys - one for Barr, who played the title role, a cynical working family woman, and three for Laurie Metcalf, who played her sister, Jackie. The show also starred John Goodman as Barr's husband.