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'Simpsons' boss Mr. Burns endorses Mitt Romney for president

Nov. 1, 2012 at 3:50 PM ET

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Mr. Burns is fully backing Mitt Romney for president.

Excellent! One percenter Mr. Charles Montgomery Burns of "The Simpsons" has announced his candidate of choice just days away from the presidential election. No surprise, the nuclear power mogul has thrown his support behind fellow businessman Mitt Romney. (As you may recall, Homer Simpson earlier cast his vote for the same guy.)

In a new "Simpsons" short released by Fox on Thursday, Mr. Burns -- with some questionable "help" from loyal right-hand man Smithers -- attempts to make the case for the former governor of Massachusetts.

"There's only one thing that might deny us the presidency that is the God-given property of the Republican party," noted Mr. Burns. Smithers' reply? Practically every Romney ... umm... problem that has surfaced so far, from the "47 percent" tape, to the empty chair, Swiss bank accounts, tax returns and more. (Fun fact: Mr. Burns has his own stack of binders full of women!)

According to the wiry old mogul, none of those things will hurt the Republican candidate. What could lose Romney the presidency, according to Mr. Burns, is "a shaggy dog story about an actual shaggy dog."  Yes, Seamus is back. Again. And this time, he's forced to choose between the "Dada" who strapped him to the top of a moving vehicle, or President Barack Obama.

Check out Seamus' surprising choice:

A new episode of "The Simpsons" airs on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. on Fox.

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