Self-proclaimed "Obama groupie" Wyclef Jean has revealed that he's a fan of Sarah Palin. Yes, Sarah Palin. The same woman who blames her stupidity on "gotcha" questions. By "gotcha" questions she means questions that are set up to make her look unintelligent. You know, like, "How are you?" and "What's on your mind?"
The former Fugees singer once sat in freezing cold January morning weather to watch President Obama get sworn into office.
"I know it's gonna be dirt cold," Jean said at the time. "On camera, it's going to look like I have one coat on, but I'mma have 17 sweaters under that, 'cause there's nobody takin' my seat!"
But during Fashion Week on Wednesday, Wyclef told reporters that he likes Palin, too.
"I have to tell you this: I am a huge fan of Sarah Palin. Cause she’s rad. She’s shrewd. She’s cool. Because at the end of the day, I’m for the people, because this is the United States of America... this is what America’s really about. Anyone should have the right to say, ‘Look I can do the job and this is what qualifies me to do the job.’…. Now my wife probably will debate and disagree with me.”
Sure, I guess someone like Rebecca Black can run for office, too. But it's all fun and games until they actually win and we're all running around with rifles "shootin' varmin" while "Friday" plays from giant speakers all over the country. Come on, man!
Jean added that he doesn’t exactly mean to say he'd support her as a presidential candidate, but still, he's a fan. So, basically, he knows she's a moron but thinks it's cute how she talks so much.
Earlier this year, Jean planned to run for President of Haiti. He told TIME that he was going to announce his candidacy for election in August.
"If not for the earthquake, I probably would have waited another 10 years before doing this," says Jean, 37. "The quake drove home to me that Haiti can't wait another 10 years for us to bring it into the 21st century."
He continued: " If I can't take five years out to serve my country as President, then everything I've been singing about, like equal rights, doesn't mean anything."
Unfortunately, Wyclef was disqualified from running. No reason was given, but it probably has something to do with the fact that he hasn't lived in Haiti since he was 9.
"This isn't the end of my efforts to help improve my beloved country but only marks a new beginning," he said.