Patience isn’t much to ask with a man’s life in the balance. But it was too much to ask of Charlie Crist …
The Pentagon Papers revealed that JFK was the third president to lie to us about our involvement in Vietnam, preceded by Truman and Eisenhower. When Jack’s brother Bobby was running for president – cognizant of those lies, but respectful of his brother’s memory – he called for an end to the undeclared war.
Hopeful hearts soared as Bobby gained in the polls, only to break when he was assassinated. The footage replays in my mind whenever it likes.
My heart broke again today when I read that RFK, Jr. is endorsing Independent Charlie Crist for the U.S. Senate over Democrat Kendrick Meek.
Charlie Crist’s sometimes deadly disdain for his constituents can’t be discerned by viewing his press conferences and cabinet meetings or through trying to reconcile his conflicting statements to the press. His reckless, lawless elitism has to be discovered through review of the public record, and Wayne Tompkins execution is a good place to start. All that was required of Crist was patience; the Innocence Project of Florida had offered to pay for DNA tests to determine if Tompkins was truly guilty.
Patience isn’t much to ask with a man’s life in the balance. But it was too much to ask of Charlie Crist. Tompkins was executed on schedule, and the evidence was likely already destroyed.
Cameras didn’t have to be present and rolling for Bobby to stand up for the downtrodden. They do for Charlie. The conviction corruption in Polk, Brevard, Broward and elsewhere that ruins and ends innocent lives continues with Charlie’s blessings, despite his statutory obligation to protect the life, liberty and property of Floridians as our Governor.
Unlike his son, Bobby would have known, and spoken so eloquently for Kendrick Meek and so decisively and precisely against Charlie Crist and Marco Rubio that both would fear for their political futures.
Most of the links to my letters to the editor and blog posts have recently been erased from Google. See if you can catch this December, 2007 Innocence Project link before it’s gone, too. I’m at the bottom of the page, outing Charlie’s disdain.