How cool is this? Florida Governor Charlie Crist, last seen being rejected by the GOP for being insufficiently batshit insane, has decided to right a 41-year-old wrong: unjust punishment for a penis-pulling that never happened. Before his term is up, Crist will pardon Jim Morrison:
Forty-one years after Jim Morrison was arrested in Miami for indecent exposure at a concert, Florida Governor Charlie Crist has decided to pardon the late Doors frontman. “After reviewing the case and getting briefed on it, more and more it seems like a real injustice was done,” Crist tells Rolling Stone.
Jim Morrison? This Jim Morrison?
Yes! And the boys in the band say Do It!
Guitarist Robby Krieger and keyboardist Ray Manzarek, who played with rock legend Jim Morrison in The Doors, are supporting Florida Gov. Charlie Crist’s proposal to pardon Morrison for an indecent exposure conviction after a 1969 Miami concert.
Both bandmates said Wednesday that Morrison never actually pulled out his penis during the now infamous concert at the Dinner Key Auditorium.
I remember it like it was yesterday: my friends and I wept openly as we returned our tickets for the the Doors concert at Maple Leaf Gardens that was scheduled for a few weeks after what is known as “the Miami incident” and subsequently, heartbreakingly, traumatizingly, cancelled, under a loathesome shadow of decadence and depravity. Sure we got our 12 bucks back, but it didn’t make things right.