GLASGOW, Scotland, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Dr. William "Willie" MacDougal III, better known as Springfield Elementary's Groundskeeper Willie of The Simpsons fame, has publicly come out in support of Scottish independence and unofficially thrown his hat into the ring for political office.
Speaking in front of the Scottish flag presumably onstage in Springfield Elementary auditorium, Dr. MacDougal lays out what he sees as the pros and cons of independence from England.
"Now both sides of this argument have valid points," says MacDougal. The Kirkwall native then says the debate breaks down to those who wish to restore the glory days of the "Highland tradition," and, "those who enjoy crawling like worms beneath British boots."
Should his fellow Scots vote for independence on Sept. 18, MacDougal says he is more than qualified to lead the fledgeling nation, as he brings a unique perspective to global politics.
"Willie won't back down to world leaders because I haven't a clue who they are and I'm not willing to learn," MacDougal said, adding, "I've lived in America for most my life, so I've seen first-hand how not to run a country."
MacDougal then describes himself as the sane and sensible choice for Scottish leadership before tearing his shirt off to expose his "birthmark" and would-be campaign slogan, "Aye or Die!"
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