by: Robert Kirchgassner
Music star Willie Nelson has turned down Roseanne Barr’s offer to be her running mate in this year’s presidential election.
Barr made the offer to Nelson via Twitter while she is seeking the Green Party nomination.
“Thank you but no thank you. Good luck to you!,” Nelson wrote Tuesday.
Barr replied in kind with: “Is this an actual response? I sure appreciate it! Good luck to you too, Willie!”
She had previously announced that her vice presidential running mate would be announced at Saturday’s debate in San Francisco.
While her presidential prospects have yet to be determined, Barr’s newest pilot for NBC, Downwardly Mobile, may be ordered to series Sunday. It would reunite her with her Roseanne co-star John Goodman.
Barr announced her candidacy in February. By the end of March, she raised just over $31,000. Nearly $25,000 of that amount came from a loan she made to the campaign. Only one person made a donation over the itemized threshold of $200.
“FEC rules limit what one can contribute to one’s own campaign, but staff needs to be paid,” Barr said.
Barr is a proponent of the Occupy Wall Street movement and stated that her involvement in the Green Party is a rejection of Democrats and Republicans.
“They both suck and they’re both a bunch of criminals,” Barr said.
She also has a unique campaign slogan: “Vote for me, I’ll fix this s—-! Barr 2012.”
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