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  • Bigg

    Whoever wrote this headline has no real grip on history.

  • heydrichmuller

    @Bigg: Took the words right out of my mouth. He clearly does not remember Caesar Publius Aelius Traianus Hadrianus Augustus! Hate when people are so blind to History. It boils me to destruction.

  • Kurt

    And David Norris did not run for Taoiseach (Prime Minister), he ran for the largely ceremonial job of President of the Irish Republic.

  • Nick

    All the history snobs should at least try to avoid anachronism. Hadrian couldn’t be “openly gay” as the category (a modern one) didn’t even exist yet.

  • Bill Ford

    Bow ties usually denote that a buffoon is in residence.

  • Kurt

    @Daniel Villarreal: I appreciate it. And while I think highly of David Norris, I am very happy that Michael Higgins, the Irish Labour Party candidate, was elected President.

    Best of luck to to Di Rupo, who will need it. He needs to improve his Dutch.

  • Anne

    @Daniel Villarreal:

    “I suck”

    You are finally beginning to understand.

  • chink change

    Wait, you mean that’s NOT Robert Carradine?

  • CBRad

    @Daniel Villarreal: Oh..Daniel V… don’t suck. You just get too sloppy sometimes.

  • Dave

    Is he Steve Jobs’ long-lost brother?

  • Bill S.

    The leader of Belgium (i.e. the Head of State) is King Albert II. The Prime Minister is always the head of *government,* not the head of state.

    We have yet to see an openly gay head of state in modern world history.

    (That being said, I don’t want to make it sound like this is unimportant. I’m thrilled we have a second openly gay head of government. But he is not the highest-ranking government official in Belgium; the King is.)

  • Bill Ford

    @Bill S.: zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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