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OTRC: Kathy Griffin set to play Tea Party candidate on 'Glee' - What do you think?

Kathy Griffin in a 2010 promotional still from her show 'My Life on the D List.' (Bravo)

As the kids of McKinley High are gearing up for Regionals, the casting department at "Glee" is just starting to fill out the roles of judges for the competition and comedian Kathy Griffin has nabbed a seat at the table.

Griffin will play a character named Tammy Jean, a home-schooling Tea Party candidate, according to TV Guide. "So excited!! It's true," Griffin Tweeted on Friday.

Griffin, who is gearing up for her Broadway debut in March in a stand-up comedy show dubbed "Kathy Griffin Wants A Tony," has made headlines for joking about politics and politicians. The comedian long made fun of Sarah Palin, a Republican former governor of Alaska who later starred in her own reality show, and her daughter, Bristol Palin, whose teenage pregnancy was a sensitive issue during her mother's 2008 vice presidential campaign and who appeared last year on the ABC series "Dancing With the Stars."Griffin said in December 2010 that she mocks Sarah and Bristol Palin, the latter of whom the comedienne calls the "white Precious," because "it's just fun."

Meanwhile, "Grey's Anatomy" actress Loretta Devine is set to guest star as a former stripper turned nun named Sister Mary Constance.

The cast of "Glee" recently broke Elvis Presley's record for having the most songs reach the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in its 52-year history, with 113 tracks.

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