Homer Simpson tries to vote for Obama

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Need A Win...By any means necessary Staff Member

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    Not sure if this has been posted. Just saw the article for it.


    Are the Simpsons turning blue?

    Long-running Fox series leaves viewers guessing

    By BRIAN STELTER New York Times

    Oct. 2, 2008, 11:20PM

    Even Homer Simpson is a partisan now.

    In an episode scheduled to be broadcast Nov. 2, two days before the presidential election, Homer Simpson, the dimwitted star of the animated comedy The Simpsons, tries to vote for Sen. Barack Obama.

    In the 20 years that The Simpsons has appeared on the Fox television network, politics has often been a subject on the show. Homer has campaigned for candidates — including Ralph Wiggum, a second-grader, and Homer's boss, Montgomery Burns — and has even run for elected office himself. But this is Homer's first vote in a presidential general election.

    "It's time for a change," he says to an electronic voting machine. But, in a take on the accusations of voter fraud that have occurred in past elections, the machine records the vote (multiple votes, actually) for John McCain, then tries to swallow Homer when he disagrees.

    The scene emerged on the Internet this week, leading some Web sites to take it as an endorsement. But the program said it was not trying to make a political statement. "We're clowns at the fringe of the party," James L. Brooks, an executive producer, said Thursday in a telephone interview.
  2. MetalHead

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    Does not surprise me.
    Homer's an idiot.

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