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UK viewers: 'Homer for president'

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    Doughnut-guzzling, beer-quaffing Homer Simpson may not be the model father but he has won the hearts of British television fans who want the nuclear power plant worker to be the next U.S. president.

    Former president George Bush notoriously said American families should be "closer to the Waltons than the Simpsons" but Homer was overwhelming favorite in a Radio Times magazine poll on which U.S. TV character should take over at the White House.

    As Americans ponder tax and security pledges from President George W. Bush and Democratic rival John Kerry ahead of the November 2 poll, television fans have been considering Homer slogans such as "No big government, just big waist sizes."

    In a manifesto compiled for the magazine by writing staff of "The Simpsons," the bumbling animated TV hero also pledges: "I promise there will be fewer nuclear disasters with me as your mayor than with me as your nuclear safety inspector."

    Homer got 24 percent of the vote in the poll of more than 2,000 readers. Second place went to the more obvious choice of Josiah Bartlet, the president played by Martin Sheen in "The West Wing."

    Pompous but eloquent radio psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane from "Frasier" was third followed by Sergeant Bilko from "The Phil Silvers Show." Gil Grissom from "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" was fifth with 10 percent of the vote.

    Other favorites were Jack Bauer from "24," "The Cosby Show's" Dr. Cliff Huxtable, Phoebe Buffay from "Friends" and Tony Soprano from"The Sporanos."
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      Out of all those I'd have to pick Tony Soprano. He'd send his goons to find Bin-Laden and he'd be caught in no time.
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        UK viewers: 'Homer for president'

        "Woo-Hoo" .



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          JOHN F. KERRY - 388
          HOMER SIMPSON - 150

          The 150 is on account that the Southern States would rather have Simpson in office than Kerry... and I'm sure those states are very smart...


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            Go Homer, Wish i could see that.
            Sam Rudge
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