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Roseanne Barr for President: She’ll ‘Outlaw Bullsh*t’

Only in AmericaRoseanne Barr, an actress, writer, producer and patriot famous for her comedic prowess and her long-running self-titled sitcom, does not consider the current state of American politics to be a laughing matter. So, true to form for the bold and outspoken comedian, she has vowed to do something about it. According to the Daily Beast, Barr feels that the American public has been “bamboozled and hoodwinked” by a government “owned by bankers.” Her proposed solution? “Vote for me. I’m not a liar. I’m not a thief. I’m not a whore, and I’m not a politician. I think that uniquely qualifies me to become president of the U.S.” Zing! Plus, she’s not afraid to be roasted, which is probably an asset to anyone willing to undergo the scrutiny afforded presidential candidates in this country.

Lest you think that this is all a publicity stunt, Barr has stated that she is “dead serious,” and is now the presidential nominee for the Peace and Freedom Party, which bills itself as “an open, multi-tendency, movement-oriented socialist party…united in our common commitment to socialism, democracy, feminism and unionism and our common opposition to capitalism, imperialism, racism, sexism and elitism.”

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Rosie O’Donnell, John Legend Honor Cindi Berger at NYWICI Matrix Awards

Rosie O'Donnel, Cindi Berger at NYWIC 2011 Matrix Awards
(Photo courtesy of MaryAnneRussell.com)
This year’s honorees at New York Women in Communications’ (NYWICI)  annual Matrix Awards included PBS’ Gwen Ifill, Betty White, A&E president Abbe Raven, Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook and others, but it was PMK*BNC Chairman and CEO Cindi Berger who flexed the real star power.

First, Rosie O’Donnell presented Berger with her award, praising her as a “kick-ass” publicist and friend. “Without her, I don’t think I would still be around. I’d be on the macadamia nut farm with Roseanne Barr, wearing overalls, going ‘what the ____ happened?”

“What I learned from Cindi Berger is how to love, and how to be committed, and how the people that are in your life stay in for the long haul, because no one gets out unscathed,” O’Donnell continued. “Having to do it in the public eye is not always easy, but she definitely makes the ones doing it feel safe.”

The crowd also got a surprise treat when PMK client and Grammy-winner John Legend appeared behind a piano in the mezzanine and performed two tunes in Berger’s honor.

John Legend at NYWICI 2011 Matrix Awards

Watch a video of O’Donnell’s tribute after the jump, and see more photos from the event on FishbowlNY. Read more