Sandie Crisp (AKA The Goddess Bunny) is a Los Angeles drag queen, actress, and model. Transgender and born with polio, she labels herself as the last glamor star of Hollywood and has been an inspiration to many to never give up no matter the odds. In 2020 Crisp announced her candidacy for President of the United States under the platform of uniting the country again.
Where did the name Goddess Bunny come from?
In 1986 I won a contest in West Hollywood that deemed me a Goddess. People just started calling me Goddess Bunny and it just stuck.
You've conquered LA as a star, what does the city mean to you?
Los Angeles is my home. If you don't show respect for the home that you live in you'll never be able to carve out the rest of your life.
You've defied the odds for misfits and punks everywhere and proved that you can accomplish anything no matter the obstacle, what advice do you give the ones who look up to you?
I am the original rebel and I will never be put in a box. Just because I was born a certain way doesn't mean I have to follow suit with that brand. Nobody has to follow suit in how they are born and the obstacles they go through. I'm the queen of the underground. I just don't take bullshit. When we are born we are taught a lot of things and the first thing we are taught is how to communicate. We need to start using our communication skills a lot more intelligently so things won't be as screwed up as they are. That's why I'm running for president.
So you are running for President in 2020?
Yes, it's a write-in campaign. Basically, when you go vote you write my name in, Sandie Crisp. Now, of course, the country doesn't know about this but if I get 65% of the young people to write my name in I think we have a good shot. This way the media won't see me coming! Now that Kanye West has shot himself in the foot it's time to boost up my campaign.
And you ran for mayor of Inglewood in 2014? What did you learn from that election that you can take into this one?
Let me speak this in as plain of English as possible. Every American, every visitor from other countries, are going to be treated as human beings when I'm president. I don't care what color their skin is, I don't care what language they speak. I will equal out the pay for men and women, women will make the same amount as men for doing the same job. All the programs that Donald Trump closed I am going to open back up. I want to sit in congress and discuss it with them. We are working for this country, I don't care what house you're in, we are to be a fine-tuned machine. You are either with the people or you're out of here!
I think congress needs a women like you to shake some shit up!
They will look at me and go, "Where in God's name did this person come from?" It's about time we have someone like me in charge! When I'm in the White House all my children are coming to live with me!
How do you think you will connect with the people?
I've lived all around the USA since the day I was born. I'm all-American honey. I will lower all your rents, you don't have to live paycheck to paycheck. Once I'm in office I will end this racial divide. When I do my address to the nation I will let everyone know there's a new sheriff in town!
How would you handle the ongoing police brutality in this country?
They would be instantly stripped of their badge and put in jail. Police are just the school yard bullies all grown up. I would make it really bad for them by putting them in the gay tank too. You ever seen a straight man in a room full of drag queens? They get pretty scared real quick!
What does your vision of the future look like?
I want the United States to be like when I grew up, we didn't have bars on our windows. We knew our neighbors, our neighbors were there for us when something bad happened. We need to start getting close to our neighbors. Let's make friends with all the people around us for God's sake!
You'd certainly be like no other president this country has ever seen.
Donald Trump and Joe Biden's minds are fuckin wasted dude. Yes, I'm in a wheelchair, yes I might need someone to wipe my ass when I go to the bathroom, but I'll tell you what, we had a disabled president before!
You're referring to Franklin D Roosevelt?
Bingo! The same disability I have which is Polo. If he could run this country then so could I!
Do you have a campaign slogan?
"This is our country, we made it together, so let's live together as one."
Image of Goddess Bunny: By Rick Hall – Flickr, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3172449
Image of White House: By AgnosticPreachersKid – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4119836