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Politicians are crazy!

Politicians are crazy I am convinced of it. After the mid term election I think we just might be as crazy as them but it never seems to amaze me what our politicians choose to focus on. Case in point the following article.

Strange Days: Fla. Governor May Pardon Jim Morrison

(Nov. 8) — The music is just about over for Gov. Charlie Crist, but he may have one more noteworthy task left before leaving office: a pardon of fellow Floridian Jim Morrison for indecent exposure charges during a concert 41 years ago.
“Candidly, it’s something that I haven’t given a lot of thought to, but it’s something I’m willing to look into in the time I have left,” Crist told Washington, D.C.’s The Hill newspaper. “Anything is possible.”

The lead singer of The Doors was by all accounts drunk by the time he got on stage at the Dinner Key Auditorium in Miami on March 1, 1969. A raucous concert ensued, even by Morrison standards, and a few days later he was charged with lewd and lascivious behavior, indecent exposure and profanity. Jim Morrison

Morrison was found guilty of the latter two counts, and his case was on appeal when he was found dead of a suspected drug overdose in a bathtub in a Paris apartment on July 3, 1971.

Fans have been pushing for a pardon of Morrison, arguing that there was never conclusive evidence that he exposed himself that night, according to The Hill. Crist himself acknowledged in 2007 that there was some doubt about the validity of the charges and said he would consider pardoning Morrison, who like him attended Florida State University, the newspaper said.

Now I’m sure Jim Morrison was beloved by all his fans and probably was a good guy, or maybe he wasn’t who knows the thing I don’t understand is what does it matter? I mean the person it should matter the most to is Jim Morrison and if anyone didn’t notice that’s the least of his problems. So why is this politician wasting his time and taxpayers time visiting this issue?