Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Iceland to Name First Lesbian Prime Minister

It's true. Iceland's next prime minister will be an openly gay woman! While here in the U.S., we hate both gays and women far too much to permit either of them to ascend to power in our straight male supremacist culture, Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, a Social Democrat, will be the world's first openly gay and Iceland's first woman prime minister!

Just think, if Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir were in the United States, the cable news channels would point out that she's a bitch like Hillary and Sarah and Kirsten and Caroline and Tracy Flick, and some fine man would quickly be found to replace her.

The position is an interim one, but it's progress. And it's a somewhat familiar story -- conservatives wrecked the economy so badly that Iceland is ready for change!

REYKJAVIK, Iceland – Iceland's next leader will be an openly gay former flight attendant who parlayed her experience as a union organizer into a decades-long political career. . .

Sigurdardottir is seen by many as a salve to the bubbling tensions in Iceland. Thousands have joined anti-government protests recently. Last week, police used tear gas for the first time in about 50 years to disperse crowds.

"She is a senior parliamentarian, she is respected and loved by all of Iceland," said Environment Minister Thorunn Sveinbjarnardottir, a fellow Alliance party member. The new leader is known for allocating generous amounts of public funding to help the disabled, the elderly and organizations tackling domestic violence. . .

While a woman has served in the largely symbolic role of president, Sigurdardottir will be Iceland's first female prime minister.