For reasons that we cannot even begin to fathom, the unpredictable, un-shy, un-retiring Roseanne Barr will not appear on an official presidential ticket this year.
Presumptive Green Party nominee Dr. Jill Stein announced yesterday that she's chosen anti-poverty advocate Cheri Honkala for her running mate, passing over Roseanne, who came in second in the Greens' presidential delegate count.
Ms. Honkala is probably a very nice and interesting person! She has a Wikipedia page, as of today, although she does not have a Twitter account (at least as of this writing).
But to think, we could have had a vice president who tweets things like this:
Lots of publicity this month. Need New look post menopausal glampunk — Roseanne Barr (@TheRealRoseanne) July 9, 2012
Reading white educated professional class' political manifesto &laffing — Roseanne Barr (@TheRealRoseanne) July 9, 2012
fracking is the product of the usual faction of fuckers.
— Roseanne Barr (@TheRealRoseanne) July 6, 2012
This also means that Roseanne will not be attending the Green Party national convention, which starts today and runs through Saturday–but Indecision will be there, with (recycled, we swear) bells on, to cover the political intrigue as it unfolds.
Or, you know, to crack jokes about our political duopoly. Also hippies. Follow us here and @indecision for live convention dispatches, starting tomorrow.
(PS. Roseanne fans: Tune in to Comedy Central on Sunday, August 10 at 10pm/9c for The Roast of Roseanne. Trust us, it's gonna be a good one.)
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