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George Lopez: I'd move to Canada if Palin were president

July 26, 2011 |  1:35 pm

George Lopez says he'll deport himself if Sarah Palin becomes president

Sarah Palin hasn't announced that she is running for president, but if the former Alaska governor does throw her hat in the ring, and happens to win, late-night talk show host George Lopez says he will bid adios to the U.S.

Lopez, the hugely successful Mexican-American comedian, told CNN's Piers Morgan that he would leave the U.S. if the hockey mom became the next commander-in-chief, but he won't head south of the border. Lopez said that he would head to the Great White North.

"If Sarah Palin becomes president at any point, I would say 'allegedly,' I will move to Canada," Lopez said.

"I will go further north. I’ve been south but I will go further north. I will leave the United States of America,” Lopez added.

When Morgan asked Lopez why he would do such a drastic thing, the California native said, "I like my politicians to actually have a political background."

Lopez, whose TBS talk show follows Conan O'Brien's, was then asked why he thinks Palin appeals to a certain segment of the country.

“Is it that maverickness? Is is that homespun kind of Andy Griffith, wink-your-eye, shake-the-imaginary-gun thing. Maybe?" Lopez speculated. "Do we elect somebody by their smile? Instead of by their content? It’s a little bit of all of that,” he added.

Lopez may want to consider property in either Vancouver or Toronto. Although Palin hasn't made anything official, she continues to do extraordinarily well in the polls. A recent Washington Post/ABC poll has Palin right on the heels of front-runner Mitt Romney.



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Photo: Television personality George Lopez throws out the ceremonial first pitch before the game between the Chicago Cubs and the New York Yankees at Wrigley Field. Credit: Jerry Lai / U.S. Presswire