Sarah Palin might have some competition if she plans on running for president in 2012.
Fran Drescher, former star of "The Nanny" and a women's health advocate, told Yeas & Nays some of the things she would do if she became the leader of our country.
"If I were president I would make every elected official go to the Jefferson Memorial at least once a year on a field trip and make them read everything that's in that," said Drescher, who at one point was considering a run for the U.S. Senate. "That, and let us take our puppies into restaurants."
(She asked that we add that she was just joking about the puppy part -- she doesn't want people thinking she's an "airhead.")
The New York native was in town Friday to speak at a congressional staff briefing about the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010, legislation introduced by Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis. The bill would require harmful chemicals to be eliminated from beauty products. The actress also met with a handful of senators during her day on the Hill.
Drescher, who wrote the New York Times bestseller "Cancer Schmancer," became a women's health advocate after surviving uterine cancer. The actress went through eight doctors over a two-year span before being diagnosed, or as she described it on Friday morning, she "got in the stirrups more times than Roy Rogers" (adding her trademark cackle after saying so).
She told Yeas & Nays she'll be back in D.C. often to keep fighting for the bill's passage. In the meantime, we'll keep you posted if we hear that she's really going to dip her toe into politics.