Ireland had its presidential election over the weekend and Sen. David Norris (who jumped back into the race after withdrawing over a scandal involving his support for pedophilia) came in a distant fourth:
David Norris had led polls early in the race to become Ireland's president, before he dropped out and then jumped back in amid a scandal. But the senator, who could have become the world's first openly gay president, has conceded defeat today.
Early poll results show him finishing a distant fourth, and so Norris became the first candidate to congratulate Labor Party candidate Michael Higgins on what appears to be his win. -- The Advocate