Thursday, November 18, 2010

Charlie Crist giving Floridians what they need - a pardons for Jim Morrison

With all the problems facing the state of Florida, their governor, coming off his humiliation in the election, has decided that just what Floridians need is for their governor to pardon Jim Morrison, the lead singer of The Doors. Morrison has been dead for almost 40 years but was convicted for profanity and indecent exposure at a 1969 Miami rock show. Gubernatorial pardons are all well and good, but is this really what Floridians need now? And is this the most deserving case for a pardon?

Charlie Crist can't pass from the political scene fast enough.

1 comment:

LarryD said...

It's hard to think what practical effect pardoning someone who has been dead for forty years will have. Especially given what it is that Morrison is being pardoned for.

I conclude that this is all theater. It's also an abuse of the pardoning power, fortunately by wasting it on trivia rather than setting loose some crook.