Roseanne Barr, who is starring in her own Lifetime reality show "Roseanne's Nuts," said on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" Thursday that she will be supporting a new candidate for president in 2012: herself!
"You know Jay, I decided that since you're the one that got Arnold Schwarzenegger elected as governor of California, that I wanted to make my announcement here on your show because I really wanted to ask for your support," Barr said. "My announcement is that I am running for president of the United States."
"And also the prime minister of Israel. It's a twofer," Barr added.
She isn't joking!
"I'm totally serious because I want to be part of the debates because I want to represent the taxpayers," she told Leno. "In fact, I'm choosing the taxpayers as my vice president"
Leno asked her what she'd do if she wasn't allowed to participate in the debates.
"I'll Photoshop myself in," Barr quipped.
The 58-year-old comedian said she wouldn't run as a Democrat or a Republican, but her own party: America's Green Tea Party.
The presidential hopeful laid out her platform:
-No more taxes
-All student loans and debts forgiven
-Legalization of Marijuana
-Money will be abolished
She also hopes to invade Mexico because "they've got oil," and annex the country so that "we don't have people sneaking over here anymore."
Barr, who lives on a farm on Hawaii's Big Island with her boyfriend Johnny Argent, was asked how living with a man without being married might hurt her campaign.
"I don't believe in marriage anymore," Barr responded.
And who was her inspiration? Sarah Palin!
"I have feral pigs that overrun my farm and I'd like to shoot them out of a helicopter. That's what got me to thinking that I too should run for president if she can," Barr quipped. "I wanted to edge her out. I feel like she's stealing my act, anyway."
While Barr's announcement is most likely a publicity stunt to stir up interest in her latest show, she tweeted early on Friday that she was serious about her desire to run for president.
"For those who ask: yes I'm serious about running 4 pres. so I can speak on behalf of the taxpayers of this country who r dissed 2 the max," she tweeted.
Watch Barr's announcement on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" below: