REYKJAVICH, Iceland - Johanna Sigurdardottir, 66, has just become Iceland's new prime minister and the world's first openly gay leader.
Iceland's previous Prime Minister Geir Haarde resigned on January 26, amid Iceland's tumultuous political turmoil with it currency devaluation, its magor banks in monetary chaos, the stock market collapse, and the downward spiraling trend of its number one industry, the sno-cone industry.
Ms. Sigurdardottir has been a member of the Icelandic Parliament for 30 years. She has also served as minister of social affairs. And she played third base for the Reykjavich Snowbirds of Iceland's Mixed Semi-Pro Softball League.
The new prime minister and her partner author Jonina Lesdottir, 54 were joined together in a civil union in 2002. Both women are quick to point out that their favorite color is not pink, they do not drink frozen passion fruit daquiris, and they do not listen to RuPaul CD's.
The new prime minister has assured everyone that she is not the least bit prejudiced against straight people and added that some of her best friends are in fact straight, as are both of her parents.
Prime Minister Sigurdardottir has assured all of the members of Parliament that if she hears that someone is making fun of, intimidating, or harrassing anyone who happens to be straight that, that individual will be dealth with accordingly.
And the new prime minister made it perfectly clear that she wants the entire world to know that tourists can visit Iceland without fear that they will be made to feel uncomfortable simply because they just happen to have been born straight.
In developing news. Elton John has reportedly called up Bernie Taupin about writing a song about Iceland's new prime minister.