...I'll ever post about David Norris! I am delighted to announce that he has now pulled out of his presidential campaign! This comes after the following news broke in Ireland, just a few days ago:
Yesterday, it was revealed that the Senator wrote a letter to the Israeli authorities pleading for clemency for his ex-partner who had been convicted of the statutory rape of a 15-year-old boy. The letter, which was released to the Sunday Independent, was written on Seanad (Senate) notepaper and in it Senator Norris pleads for clemency for his former partner Ezra Yizhak, who was awaiting sentence for the statutory rape of a 15-year-old Palestinian boy in Israel in 1992. In it he described Mr Yizhak as a trustworthy, good and moral person for whom the present difficulty was quite uncharacteristic. He said he had been lured into a carefully prepared trap, and had unwisely pleaded guilty to the charges. A number of people on Mr Norris's campaign team have resigned, including his directors of elections, communications as well as people working on his online campaign.