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Gay Irish MP David Norris Loses Presidential Election

Though the great gay hope led in early opinion polls, gay Irish member of parliament David Norris has conceded defeat in his country’s presidential elections. Looks like Icelandic Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir will remain the only openly gay world leader… well, besides James Buchanan.

By:           Daniel Villarreal
On:           Oct 28, 2011
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  • 4 Comments
    • Barry
      Barry

      not surprising.

      Oct 29, 2011 at 10:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike
      Mike

      His dropping out of the race and returning really hurt him. He did not lead — or come close to leading — a national poll since late September. In the end he was eliminated on the second count, placing fifth out of seven candidates, only outscoring the woman who organized the Special Olympics 2003 and a crazy Eurosong winner-turned-political kook.

      I think he may very well would have commanded more of the vote had he not dropped out.

      Oct 30, 2011 at 12:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • andreusz
      andreusz

      @Mike: …or if he hadn’t implied that paedophilia is not that bad.

      Oct 30, 2011 at 6:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lefty
      Lefty

      @andreusz: He never implied any such thing, but what do the facts matter eh?

      Oct 30, 2011 at 8:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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